Monday, March 23, 2009

Gorillas getting drunk, elephants getting aroused

Some stunning pictures were taken by Andy Rouse in Rwanda suggesting that gorillas can get drunk on bamboo juice. The Daily Mail reports: "Sitting back in the foliage as if it was a cocktail bar, the mountain gorillas had been gorging on alcoholic sap from fresh bamboo shoots and were looking distinctly the worse for wear. Some were propping up the bar with a bleary air, while others staggered to their feet obviously hoping the mountain police would not ask them to walk in a straight line." The captures under the beautiful pictures are hilarious, e.g. for this picture the capture reads: "Who are you looking at? A fighting drunk Kwitondo takes offence when he's reminded that it's his round."

In other tourist and animal news, the Telegraph presents 20 of the most ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers to their travel agent. Not surprisingly, I think the first one is the most interesting: A tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a waterhole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

High time to take a break now and go on a well-deserved safari!

13 comments:

val said...

LMAO!!!!

Inadequate?? tehehe

Shiko-Msa said...

Dude expected to measure up to a whole elephant. In size?

Our Kid said...

I am not a paid up member of ODM but this makes me say Oh dear me (ODM)

Mama said...

That elephant is scary Rafiki!

Exactly what did this complaining honeymooner want? To kill his new bride to be?

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SG said...

LMAO

Inadequate indeed!

Francesca Romana ALEGI said...

Funny their behaviors, even if unusual to see, better than some human being's behavior while getting drunk and exited ... in one phrase we are all a part of this beautiful life, isn't it?

Paul Merrill said...

Really enjoyed cruising around on your blog just now.

Dunno if you've seen my life in Nairobi:
http://mypartofnairobi.blogspot.com/

We left in May 2007, but much of that blog might resonate with you.

Justo said...

Great blog Rafiki. I especially like the books

La5226 said...

Hilarious!!!!!

Anonymous said...

who doesnt want to see wildlife, look away

savvy said...

@Paul Merill

You were behind that blog? It was interesting, why did you guys stop Might you start again?

Great blog Rafiki..that elephant tsk tsk..

Rafiki said...

@ Paul Merrill: Great blog you had there! Please come back soon and post some updates. Let me add it to my blog list.