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Gorillas, Getcha Lovely Gorillas Here

By london_will Last edited 139 months ago
Gorillas, Getcha Lovely Gorillas Here
A gorilla is for life, not just for ripping the arms off your enemies

What to get the man who has everything? Well, it's only an aside in this BBC report about the illegal trade in wild animals, but apparently there's a live gorilla for sale somewhere in London. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, all sorts of endangerous - not to mention somewhat dangerous - wildlife can be found for sale on auction sites such as Ebay.

So if you like your Tibetan antelope fresh and the oven-ready stuff from Tesco is no substitute, then you know where to go. However, the tiger cubs may prove reluctant to be flushed down the toilet after the novelty wears off, so buyer beware.

Obviously, this "monkey business" (yes, we're sorry, we're sorry) is deplorable and should be stamped out, but this question of the gorilla in London is an intriguing one. Whereabouts might be be? Kong's Cross? Macaqueton? Bermanzee?

A search of Ebay for the word "gorilla" throws up a number of interesting articles (Londonist particularly wants one of these), but, sadly for bargain-hunting thrill-seekers, not the real thing.

Last Updated 16 August 2005

Matt

RE: "Monkey business"
That's doubly woeful, Will, considering monkeys and gorillas are about as distantly related as sheep and goats. But at least you apologised. I do like the Bermanzee notion, though.
Chimpressive.

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