A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
285: Gorilla Idi Amin
Undoubtedly, the gorilla was one of the principal attractions in Belo Horizonte’s Zoo. This huge gorilla, named Idi Amin, came from France in 1975. At that time he was accompanied by a female gorilla, but when she and her successor had died, Idi lived for only 27 years in his mini jungle. In 2011, at the age of 38, he received a company of two females, but he died in the following year. Not much later, the jungle was populated by three other gorillas and even a gorilla was born.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017