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The gorilla king / a co-production of Tigress Productions Limited and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with British Broadcasting Corporation ; producer, Linda Bell ; director, David Allen.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 599.884 GOR (Text) 30032001616132 DVD NON-FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594644962 (Set container)
  • ISBN: 1594644969 (Set container)
  • ISBN: 9781594644054
  • ISBN: 1594644055
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Educational Broadcasting Corp. and Tigress Productions ; [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note: Documentary.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Photography, Simon de Glanville, David Allen ; editor, Charles Davies.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrated by F. Murray Abraham.
Summary, etc.: Using archival footage and interviews, this DVD presents the story of Titus, the silverback leader of one of the original mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) groups followed by Dian Fossey. Shows gorilla group behavior, nursing, play, fighting, play fighting, foraging, vocalizations and adolescent male behavior. Discusses and shows group formation and succession, the role of sexual behavior in dominance, and poaching. Because Titus's life has been followed since his birth, researchers were able to track his rise to dominance from his position as an orphan in the original Beetsme group, through membership in a bachelor group, and eventually through the overthrow of Beetsme. Archival footage includes the death of gorillas Digit and Uncle Bert at the hands of poachers, and film of Flossie, Titus's mother, carrying her dead infant for two days.
System Details Note: DVD.
Subject: Gorilla > Virunga.
Animal behavior > Virunga.
Social hierarchy in animals > Virunga.
Gorilla gorilla > Virunga.
Social Dominance > Virunga.
Behavior, Animal > Virunga.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Television series.

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