Camera shy Kivu always a favourite to photograph

IN over 20 years of photographing the animals at Paignton Zoo, one of my favourites was Kivu, the Western Lowland Gorilla who hated the frosty weather but braved the cold to forage in the frost for his favourite food, corn on the cob.

He also liked to take his shopping bag with him just in case he had a bumper find of food.

I forgot to mention that he didn’t like cameras that much, having thrown rocks at me on previous occasions.

The look he gave me said a thousand words; maybe he heard me say he had brought his comfort blanket!

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