Chimanuka strips a vine
Gorilla silverback Chimanuka strips a vine

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan visits our friend Chimanuka the Silverback in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the BBC Two series that begins broadcasting today. Accompany Gordon as he attempts to gain the trust of Chimanuka and map the power dynamics at play among these gentle giants.

Breaking new ground for vEco, the BBC has linked to our own virtual tour of Kahuzi-Biega National Park and the Chimanuka group where you can learn some of the finer points of Gorilla etiquette and inspect what’s left of a banana plant after a silverback has had his fill of banana pith!

Click on the image above or here to begin the tour!


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Grauer\'s Gorillas of Kahuzi-Biega National Park -2.314452, 28.737628 Grauer\'s Gorillas of Kahuzi-Biega This tour takes you to meet Chimanuka, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla silverback leader of a group of 36 individuals living in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. You\'ll also learn some of the finer points of \"gorilla etiquette\" from your host, Ian Redmond, and learn how to produce a \"contact call\" to warn the gorillas that you\'re nearby! Click here or on the image to start your vEcotour.