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Gorillas are NOT dangerous animals! Many people think they are. If I had to count how many times I hear that in zoos .....

In fact they are very relaxed, very social and the most gentle animals you can run into in the wild. As long as they don't feel intimidated, they won't harm you. And when they do feel intimated they also won't harm you ;-) They'll just move away or the silverback does his thing to intimidate you! He'll stand on his two legs, makes himself as big as he can and he'll beat his chest, in the meantime making a sound I can't describe. You will leave then!

The group in this video isn't intimidated and they're just curious http://youtu.be/x2H7zcqjplc.

Last summer the group in Burgers' got scared. They all left one part of the island to move to another part. When I went over to check out what scared them, I saw three turtles coming out of the water LOL

Look at this video for something that happened in another Dutch zoo when I was there in 2012 http://youtu.be/AI3As1LXcT0. They're just curious and have no intention to hurt the animal, they're just checking it out. When this (or any other) bird had landed in the chimpanzee enclosure, the chimpanzees would've killed it. Often pigeons, but also other birds, make the mistake of landing in chimpanzee enclosures ...