Movie quotes

  • Gorillas: On the Trail of King Kong
    • 00:03:31 are discovering the true nature of the lowland gorilla.

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      • 00:03:21 a complete stranger, but all that is now changing.

      • 00:03:25 Deep in the Congo forests, a group of remarkable naturalists...

      • 00:03:31 are discovering the true nature of the lowland gorilla.

      • 00:03:36 And that is our African adventure, a safari deep into the Congo...

      • 00:03:41 in search of King Kong's wild cousins.

    • 00:05:54 But very few lowland gorillas...

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      • 00:05:39 a savage killer which must be tamed.

      • 00:05:43 And that is how the brutal King Kong was born.

      • 00:05:54 But very few lowland gorillas...

      • 00:05:56 have ever been seen alive in their natural home.

      • 00:05:58 Almost all we know has come from a handful of mountain gorillas...

    • 00:08:53 as elephant, buffalo or gorilla.

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      • 00:08:45 apart from the heat and the humidity is here...

      • 00:08:49 at any moment we could run into some animals such...

      • 00:08:53 as elephant, buffalo or gorilla.

      • 00:09:01 After seven days travelling by plane, truck...

      • 00:09:04 canoe, and now on foot...

    • 00:12:11 and the gorillas are miles away.

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      • 00:11:59 and they're much less hairy altogether.

      • 00:12:06 The trouble is that Maya Nord is a grassy swamp full of water pools...

      • 00:12:11 and the gorillas are miles away.

      • 00:12:15 Gavin's never going to get intimate shots of them from here.

      • 00:12:18 He's going to have to find a way of getting a bit closer.

    • 00:12:37 much closer to the gorillas.

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      • 00:12:32 Gavin, James and Ralph...

      • 00:12:34 set up a filming hide on the edge of one of them...

      • 00:12:37 much closer to the gorillas.

      • 00:12:42 The trouble is that commuting to work can involve a bit of traffic.

      • 00:12:51 We've got a slight problem that we've come to the little bai.

    • 00:13:56 The gorillas spend their nights in the forest...

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      • 00:13:48 It's like a steam room in here.

      • 00:13:50 But hopefully it'll get me closer to the gorillas.

      • 00:13:56 The gorillas spend their nights in the forest...

      • 00:13:58 only coming out here during the day.

      • 00:14:01 A huge silverback, an adult male weighing nearly 200 kilos...

    • 00:15:33 The silverback gorilla that was in the bai...

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      • 00:15:25 is a thin sheet of nylon.

      • 00:15:28 And he's clearly not happy.

      • 00:15:33 The silverback gorilla that was in the bai...

      • 00:15:35 has just charged off into the forest and he was barking loudly.

      • 00:15:45 He's definitely wary of the hide, perhaps he sees it as a threat.

    • 00:17:56 cash it in, but these are gorillas' homes.

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      • 00:17:42 Each one is worth thousands of dollars just as raw wood.

      • 00:17:51 And for a poor African country it's tempting to cut it down...

      • 00:17:56 cash it in, but these are gorillas' homes.

      • 00:18:08 Great mechanical caravans carry the timber away...

      • 00:18:12 siphoned out of the Congo by truck and train.

    • 00:27:49 But this is a gorilla family with problems.

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      • 00:27:40 Clive's a young silverback with three females.

      • 00:27:44 Winona and Jody both have young infants, Wendy and Lyle.

      • 00:27:49 But this is a gorilla family with problems.

      • 00:27:52 Clive was in a fight with another silverback a few years ago...

      • 00:27:55 and lost all his females.

    • 00:30:26 Gorillas seem at home with their neighbours...

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      • 00:30:19 It seems an idyllic life, apart from leopards...

      • 00:30:23 there are few creatures to fear.

      • 00:30:26 Gorillas seem at home with their neighbours...

      • 00:30:29 the other animals of the forest.

      • 00:31:00 An enormous silverback creeps into the bai.

    • 00:32:14 Gorillas are not like King Kong.

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      • 00:32:06 To young Lyle's delight, Dad wins the day.

      • 00:32:10 Bear retreats. As usual, it's all bluff.

      • 00:32:14 Gorillas are not like King Kong.

      • 00:32:17 If they can settle things without getting hurt, they will.

      • 00:32:23 Richard and Dave are pioneers of lowland gorilla behaviour...

    • 00:34:44 which help them track the gorillas.

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      • 00:34:32 on foot through the undergrowth, along with her partner German.

      • 00:34:42 The dense jungle's littered with signals...

      • 00:34:44 which help them track the gorillas.

      • 00:34:47 A half-chewed brown fruit is a vital clue.

      • 00:34:50 -It's gone brown? -Yes, this is a fruit...

    • 00:37:27 And gorilla flatulence is not unheard of...

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      • 00:37:17 Wild figs are a favourite: the ripest ones are the reddest.

      • 00:37:22 Gorillas' huge stomachs are the result of this bulky forest diet.

      • 00:37:27 And gorilla flatulence is not unheard of...

      • 00:37:41 German has been documenting their research...

      • 00:37:43 with his own footage shot over five patient years.

    • 00:38:05 which gorillas certainly enjoy eating.

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      • 00:38:00 which can only be digested once it starts rotting.

      • 00:38:03 And it's also probably riddled with termites...

      • 00:38:05 which gorillas certainly enjoy eating.

      • 00:38:10 One day German witnessed some really astounding behaviour.

      • 00:38:15 This female couldn't reach the tasty wood high up on the trunk...

    • 00:41:07 the gorillas could be anywhere.

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      • 00:40:42 Everything we owned seemed permanently damp.

      • 00:41:05 After heavy rain the trail goes cold...

      • 00:41:07 the gorillas could be anywhere.

      • 00:41:10 Zepherin tracks down last night's nesting site to look for clues.

      • 00:41:18 Marantaceae leaves and stems make soft beds.

    • 00:42:02 the unmistakable knuckle prints of a gorilla.

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      • 00:41:50 But which way did he go?

      • 00:41:59 By now I was getting better at tracking myself...

      • 00:42:02 the unmistakable knuckle prints of a gorilla.

      • 00:42:06 They're up ahead, on the move through the fruiting trees.

      • 00:42:16 Gorilla's have been stripping the bark from this tree-trunk.

    • 00:42:20 Gorilla.

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      • 00:42:06 They're up ahead, on the move through the fruiting trees.

      • 00:42:16 Gorilla's have been stripping the bark from this tree-trunk.

      • 00:42:20 Gorilla.

      • 00:42:26 Finally we catch up with them, just as they're coming down to ground level.

      • 00:42:38 An adult male can be over 150 kilos.

    • 00:44:00 And it's not just gorillas.

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      • 00:43:52 I admit that crawling on hands and knees...

      • 00:43:54 with a huge silverback metres away, certainly keeps you alert.

      • 00:44:00 And it's not just gorillas.

      • 00:44:02 There's no shortage of beasties lurking in the undergrowth...

      • 00:44:06 all with teeth or stings.

    • 00:47:02 but more the gentle gorilla.

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      • 00:46:49 was coming to an end.

      • 00:46:58 Not King Kong. Not an angry ape at all...

      • 00:47:02 but more the gentle gorilla.

      • 00:47:04 Maybe we ought to hope...

      • 00:47:06 we are more like these sensitive creatures rather than less.

    • 00:47:35 There are tens of thousands of gorillas...

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      • 00:47:28 a vast wilderness that's still home to a remarkable array...

      • 00:47:32 and abundance of wildlife.

      • 00:47:35 There are tens of thousands of gorillas...

      • 00:47:38 living in the newly discovered sanctuaries of Odzala...

      • 00:47:41 Ndoki and Lossi.

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