Island of the Apes



This morning, Durrell Wildlife keepers were surprised to find their Silverback Badongo on his knees, shouting and weeping at the foot of the Jambo Statue.

It has since come to light that Durrell had been covering up the true nature of Badongo’s arrival at the wildlife preservation. According to preliminary reports, Badongo arrived at Durrell, and our planet, by accident as his an ‘alien’ spacecraft crash landed in the otter enclosure. He was captured by the humans, imprisoned, and forced to entertain visitors and find a suitable mate.

Badongo, though held captive, was using this time as an opportunity to study human behaviour, learning their ways in this distant and upside down world where humans were dominant and imprisoned apes for their own entertainment.

According to reports by Keeper Wendy Trollop, Badongo escaped his enclosure and was roaming the Durrell grounds, when he unexpectedly stumbled across the famous Jambo statue.

Gorilla Language Expert Terry Sanderson, who was on the scene, said he could make out the cries and grunts, translating them loosely as: ‘You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!’

After his emotional meltdown had subsided, Badongo was soothed by the story of Jambo’s heroic rescue of a young human boy, many years ago.

Badongo agreed to remain at Durrell, working alongside the keepers in order to strengthen the bonds between human/ape relations.

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