Undertoad Monday Feb 5 11:28 AM
February 5, 2007: Japanese throw beans at gorilla
Sheldonrs Monday Feb 5 11:45 AM
If the gorilla eats those beans, the demons won't be the only thing "dispelled".
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 5 01:47 PM
I'm confused.... are they throwing beans to obtain good luck for themselves, the gorilla, or the zoo? Wacky Japs.
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 01:51 PM
That is uncool...
Spexxvet Monday Feb 5 02:00 PM
It's all just good fun until someone loses an eye...
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 02:17 PM
It is my understanding that the environment is supposed to be relaxing, wholesome, safe and happy for the animals...
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 5 02:25 PM
In the wild it would be bird or monkey poop raining down.
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 02:37 PM
I doubt at that rate.
freshnesschronic Monday Feb 5 02:43 PM
Uh, they are throwing beans. BEANS. What kinda 400 lbs gorilla would be physical hurt by beans. Maybe emotionally, but heh....
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 02:46 PM
How would you like to be put in a box and be pelted with something for twelve hours a day, every day?
freshnesschronic Monday Feb 5 02:48 PM
Um, that would have to be a transparent box.
glatt Monday Feb 5 03:37 PM
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 03:39 PM
I mean no disrespect... but I do not think you have ever been locked in a box & treated like a thing.
glatt Monday Feb 5 03:43 PM
No offense taken.
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 03:59 PM
I did not know... I have a past. The ape area at zoos are "difficult" for me.
Flint Monday Feb 5 04:02 PM
I really dislike zoos, and whenever I have been, I remember how the animals were exhibiting these bizarre behaviors as a result of being so unnaturally confined and ƒucked with. I'm not sure how you could enjoy seeing a trapped, living thing, pacing around it's tiny quarters, obviously distressed and hopeless. That being said... what appears to be happening in this photo is a few people making a feeble attempt to toss some beans over a high wall, and the gorilla doesn't even notice. I'm sure he has greater issues to contend with on a daily basis than a few beans, landing somewhat near him.
glatt Monday Feb 5 04:03 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the gorilla is annoyed by it, and I wouldn't want to be in a zoo if I was a gorilla. I also feel sorry for the gorilla, but I don't think it's being abused here.
Happy Monkey Monday Feb 5 04:06 PM
But, as a spring-welcoming ceremony, I think it's safe to say that even if it's "twelve hours a day", it's not "every day".
glatt Monday Feb 5 04:06 PM
It's also worth pointing out that this picture is totally taken from the gorilla's perspective, as these crazy humans are trying to hit it with beans. It's composed to encourage us to identify with the gorilla.
rkzenrage Monday Feb 5 04:11 PM
Some zoos are important and save animals from extension and threats.
Shawnee123 Monday Feb 5 04:18 PM
monster Monday Feb 5 05:57 PM
Gorillas, beans, poached ....it's not Friday already is it?
SydneyBoy Monday Feb 5 06:01 PM
Hey... that gorilla's got arms. If he's pissed off with the beans being thrown he can throw them back.
Cloud Monday Feb 5 10:45 PM
better than the gorilla throwing shit at you
Scriveyn Tuesday Feb 6 02:43 AM
Just you wait until the beanstalks grow and gorilla Jack climbs out ...
funkykule Tuesday Feb 6 09:48 AM
Zoos suck. I'm with RK in that I'm delighted about conservation etc. but I hate the "just for show" aspect of them. I also dislike circus for that reason. The worst is the elephants, they are so intelligent and you can see they fucking hate it.
CharlieG Tuesday Feb 6 11:33 AM
Can NOT resist any longer
Sheldonrs Tuesday Feb 6 11:48 AM
Actually, the beans look kind of old. I think they might be has beans.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Feb 6 11:50 AM
Spexxvet Tuesday Feb 6 11:51 AM
Bean there, done that, because I am a human bean.
rkzenrage Tuesday Feb 6 12:02 PM
Beanafit of being in a Japanese zoo?
Gawa Thursday Feb 8 01:53 AM
monster Thursday Feb 8 09:00 PM