I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated.
One of the basic steps in saving a threatened species is to learn more about it: its diet, its mating and reproductive processes, its range patterns, its social behavior.
The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people. Dian Fosse
[About gorillas] You take these fine, regal animals. How many (human) fathers have the same sense of paternity? How many human mothers are more caring? The family structure is unbelievably strong.
I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them