Gerald Durrell: Jambo The Gentle Giant

07/02/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 07/02/2005
  |  41 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

John Nettles narrates the extraordinary story of Jambo the gorilla at naturalist Gerald Durrell's famous Jersey Zoo. When a young boy fell into the gorilla enclosure in 1986, onlookers were horrified when the injured boy was approached by Jambo, a male silverback. To everyone's amazement however, Jambo protected the boy from the other gorillas until he could be rescued. This documentary tells the full story of the Jersey Zoo's gorilla family and includes the dramatic news footage that did more than anything to change people's perceptions of the gorilla.

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