What To Do When A Gorilla Charges At You

The most groups that you will meet in the park are habituated but that does not mean that you do not take precaution.

What To Do When A Gorilla Charges At You

Many visitors ask always ask what to do when a gorilla charges at you? Well, gorillas are wildlife animals and very dangerous no matter the fact they are said to be 98% with human DNA. The most groups that you will meet in the park are habituated but that does not mean that you do not take precaution. They still remain wild animals.

If a gorilla charges at you, these are the things you will need to put into consideration.

Study the gorilla’s behavior

Gorilla’s slap or jump on the ground and also vocalize loudly when angry. Therefore; gorillas that are curious may tug or grab your clothes.

Stay calm, do not react                      

When you are in this situation, you are supposed to remain calm and not scream so as to antagonize the gorillas.

Be submissive

Gorillas do not like seeing them directly in the eyes, therefore try as much as possible to shy away and look a side.

Go down and make yourself as small a target as possible

Try to be small when you encounter the gorilla so as it does not feel that you are trying to challenge it. Gorillas feel threatened by anything that tries to challenge them and their authority in the jungle.

Stay quiet

Do not try to attack them because once you do so, they will bite you, tear you or pound you using their hands.  If you see the gorilla seemingly to harm you, do not try also prepare to fight back because it will think your behavior is threatening and will severely attack you.

Groom

If now the gorilla has hold you, try to start grooming it by loudly smacking your lips. Primate species are fastidious groomers and trying to groom the gorilla in this way will distract the gorilla and may see you as not threatening it.

When the gorilla grip begin relaxing, slowly move you’re grooming hand and put it to the hand of the gorilla by showing interest in bits of leaf or dirt on the gorilla.

Remain quiet and passive.

You are encouraged to remain quiet and passive until help arrives or the gorilla loses interest. Do not try to remove your hands once the gorillas have hold of them because they are stronger than you are human being. If you try to remove them you will not and you are likely to meet a lot of challenges and problems once it feels you are trying to do so.

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