Agorillas are one of our closest living relatives. They are also one of the most endangered animals in the world. Despite their popular image, gorillas are actually very shy and gentle creatures.
There are many great books about gorillas, but these are our favorites:
1. Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
This is the classic book about gorillas, written by the woman who dedicated her life to saving them. Fossey’s insights into the lives of gorillas are fascinating, and her story is both inspiring and heartbreaking.
2. The Gorilla Doctors by Pamela S. Henson
The Gorilla Doctors tells the story of the veterinarians who are working to save gorillas in the wild. These dedicated men and women risk their lives to protect these amazing animals, and their work is truly admirable.
3. The Great Apes of Africa by Stephen Jay Gould
Gould’s book is a comprehensive look at the lives of gorillas and other apes in Africa. He covers everything from their evolution to their current status in the wild.
4. In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
Goodall’s pioneering work with chimpanzees in Tanzania is legendary, and her insights into their behavior are just as applicable to gorillas. This is a must-read for anyone interested in our closest living relatives.
5. The Mountain Gorilla by George Schaller
This is the definitive book on mountain gorillas, written by the scientist who first studied them in the wild. Schaller’s observations and conclusions are still highly relevant today, and his work is essential reading for anyone interested in gorillas.
We hope you enjoy these books about gorillas. We also hope that they inspire you to help protect these amazing animals.