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#27690 - 07/29/09 03:27 AM Live Gorilla Cams!
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Bristol Zoo Gorillas, Bristol, England
Meet Jock the silverback Western Lowland Gorilla and his 2 wives and 2 babies.
Bristol Zoo Cam Page

If these hairy fellas aren't out (they don't like rain), try again later!

Current time and weather in Bristol (UK time):

Bristol Outside and Inside Live Webcams:


Another live gorilla cam, this one from Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC:


Current time and weather in Washington DC, USA:


Edited by Meq (04/28/10 01:24 AM)
Edit Reason: Fixed Bristol Zoo live videos

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#27691 - 07/29/09 04:47 AM Re: Live Gorilla Cam! [Re: Meq]
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I just spoke to Bristol Zoo on the phone, apparently the gorillas are let out at 9am (local time), but the camera only covers a small part of the island enclosure, so you'll have to be lucky - although zoo volunteers do move the camera.

Feeding time is 12.30pm (local time), so you may have a good chance of seeing them around then.

For those with slower connections, I added links to each individual cam. You might also want to refresh the page and/or wait a few minutes if the cams stop working, or try the links instead. The embedded cams work fine with IE8's zoom feature, and possibly other browsers too.


Edited by Meq (08/01/09 11:00 AM)

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#27723 - 07/30/09 02:24 AM Re: Live Gorilla Cam! [Re: Meq]
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that's pretty damn cool, IMO. we have eagle cams here (because as you may know, the bald eagle is our nation's pet bird) but the cams are so few and far between that they are almost not worth the effort to watch.

I can see the gorillas on it right now, and that's pretty damn cool to me. I'll check back in later and see if they do something more exciting than watch the rain...

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#27728 - 07/30/09 03:11 AM Re: Live Gorilla Cam! [Re: ceruleansteel]
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when I checked in all they did was sit around and sleep.

What a boring existence.
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#27734 - 07/30/09 10:36 AM Re: Live Gorilla Cam! [Re: Meq]
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one of the gorillas just got punked for their spot at the Smithsonian.
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#27739 - 07/30/09 02:13 PM Re: Live Gorilla Cam! [Re: Morbid Rex]
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I was watching them at like 4 or 5am this morning while I was in the chatroom. Had screens moved around so I could see most of both.

At that time of the morning, the gorillas are like crack. Moving a little, and you are just too burnt or tired to look away. You hope they will do something, but they are like "Truman". No clue anyone is even looking in on them.

One guy, 2 wives, bunch of kids and no job.
Guess like some people he got tired of sex with even them.
Put him in a shoe shop, and he's Al Bundy in Utah.

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#27773 - 07/31/09 11:16 PM Re: Live Gorilla Cam! [Re: Morgan]
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According to Bristol Zoo's website, there are now a total of 6 gorillas there, since Kera (now just 5) joined Jock's family just under a year ago. The youngest is Jock's and Salome's son Komale, age 2 and a half.

Smithsonian's National Zoo features 7 gorillas, including 6-month-old Kibibi.

I for one find primates fascinating, especially the great apes, although in a wild habitat they display more cultural behavior (yes, apes have basic culture).

These captive gorillas don't do much though other than roam about, play, eat and sleep. It would be interesting if they were trained in some simple tasks, as other apes have been (one orangutan on YouTube even learned to clean its enclosure after imitating its keepers), which might also make things less boring for them.

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#38151 - 04/28/10 01:22 AM Re: Live Gorilla Cams! [Re: Morgan]
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Update: I changed the embed code to match the updated websites.

All of these embedded live gorilla cams are now fully working again. ;\)

If you have a slow connection, follow the links to watch them individually instead and close this page.

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