Grauer’s gorillas are beautiful yet little-known giants living in the foothills of eastern Congo’s Virunga volcanoes. To get to know his gorilla family, Gordon must earn the trust of the massive and potentially dangerous Silverback male – Chimunka.
Suspicious of newcomers, Chimunka weighs three times as much as Gordon, and could tear him apart with his bare hands. But he’s also a caring and devoted parent to his children and the main carer for orphaned baby gorilla Mharle.
Winning acceptance from the Silverback isn’t the only challenge – Gordon must also watch out for powerful, testosterone-fuelled young males vying for supremacy within the family. When Gordon and the baby gorillas get caught up in an epic battle between Chimunka and his huge brooding rival Mugaruka, the lives of the family hang in the balance.
This is Gordon’s most dangerous and toughest Family & Me mission yet. But if he can become part of the Grauer gorilla family, he can show the world these unique great apes and help to bring hope to the eastern Congo.