Mountain gorilla rugby tackles wildlife photographer in Rwanda

A silverback prowls the Volcanoes National Park.

A silverback prowls the Volcanoes National Park. Image by Kate / CC BY-SA 2.0

A wildlife photographer visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park has captured the moment he was flattened by a 550lb gorilla. Akarevuro, a well-known silverback, clenched one of his fists before tackling the photographer ‘like a rugby player’ and storming into the rainforest to chase away a rival male who was trying to attract a female in his family group. The photographer, Christophe Courteau believes the gorilla was intoxicated from eating fermented bamboo stems. He was not hurt in the incident. Read more: telegraph.co.uk

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