Punch,  41 (1861), 161.

Another Attack on the Gorilla



Reportage, Spoof


Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Natural History, Language, Cultural Geography

    Reports on how a 'Naturalist', with a limited knowledge of French and trying to explain to a Frenchman 'the actions of the Gorilla', inadvertently gave the impression that gorillas beat drums, a reference to Paul B Du Chaillu's controversial claims regarding the aggressive nature of gorillas.

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