Punch,  41 (1861), 42.

The Gorillas of the Press



News-Commentary, Drollery


Animal Behaviour

    Following an apparently mendacious account of Prince Alfred in the Croydon Chronicle, asks, as a 'loyal subject', whether there is any protection from 'these literary Gorillas who, when hard up for club scandal, make attack upon our Princes' and the throne. This is possibly a reference to Paul B Du Chaillu's controversial claims regarding the aggressive nature of gorillas.

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