It was specifically on the longest reign any male silverback gorilla had done, by any gorilla group observed. The silverback was called Titus and in the documentary, the scientists just observed a transition in power from Titus to his second in command, a young and upcoming silverback whose name I forgot. It turned out to be Titus’s son, fathered when he was 11! Although gorillas are active early, this is very early. (Quite a saga, those gorilla stories!).
But learning that this group was one that was once observed by Dian Fossey, writer of Gorillas in the Mist, later adapted on-screen with Sigourney Weaver as Dian, it got my curiosity going again.
Especially because of the mysterious circumstances she died in 1985.
So I took a visit to the site The Dian Fossey gorilla Fund International to learn a bit about the project, the gorillas, the history of the camp site, about Fossey…
Wat intreaged me was that she studied the animals for such a long time. She changed her life entirely to devote it to the observation. Seems to me she was quite a woman.