Big 5s

Kirsten Gilardi

Executive Director & Chief Veterinary Officer

“Not surprisingly, I could gaze 24/7 at photographs of mountain gorillas, especially when they are looking straight into the camera.

Such photographs are truly like looking in the mirror and seeing a version of yourself that meets some kind of personal ideal; to be that magnificent and extraordinary a beast, yet loving and tender towards family, and vegetarian. Earth would be a better place if we could all be more like mountain gorillas.

So I most appreciate seeing photographs of mountain gorillas because they remind me to emulate them, and to keep working to ensure the species lives forever.”

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Photo by Gorilla Doctors

My Big 5

    Mountain Gorilla
    African Wild Ass
    Bison
    Lion
    African Elephant

Kirsten Gilardi

Executive Director & Chief Veterinary Officer

“Not surprisingly, I could gaze 24/7 at photographs of mountain gorillas, especially when they are looking straight into the camera.

Such photographs are truly like looking in the mirror and seeing a version of yourself that meets some kind of personal ideal; to be that magnificent and extraordinary a beast, yet loving and tender towards family, and vegetarian. Earth would be a better place if we could all be more like mountain gorillas.

So I most appreciate seeing photographs of mountain gorillas because they remind me to emulate them, and to keep working to ensure the species lives forever.”

Photo by Gorilla Doctors

My Big 5

    Mountain Gorilla
    African Wild Ass
    Bison
    Lion
    African Elephant

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