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    Nov '20

    Apex Live! Encore Performance: Jonathan and the Mountain Gorillas

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    On October 24, an historic event occurred. It was called Apex Live!—the first ever online recap, featuring our field leaders. It was just like a shipboard evening recap…only different. At any rate, it was accounted a great success, and an impressive number of Apexers joined us in real time. But if you weren’t one of them, or if you’d like a rerun, there’s good news: the event was recorded.

    We asked each of our three presenters to recap about this time they have spent at home, and talk about their own backyards. This week we bring you Jonathan Rossouw. His extended backyard includes much of Africa and the province of the magnificent Mountain Gorilla, a creature he knows well, and in some cases, on a very personal level.

5 Comments on Apex Live! Encore Performance: Jonathan and the Mountain Gorillas

    cindy Stegemann says:

    Loved it!!!! You look fabulous Jonathan! Ok I spent my 80th with you and the Mountain Gorillas, and after this presentation, I have decided to repeat the adventure on my 85th–which will be in a little over 2 years!!

    Don”t know if Ed will come, but Kimberly certainly will. We are going to be great grandparents! So excited–as is Dylan. Stay safe! enjoy your family. Cindy

    Barbara Pickrell says:

    Wonderful, Jonathan. Brought memories. Thank you.

    margi wiest says:

    Brought back very special memories of a place I love!

    Thank you Jonathan!

    Patti Malloy says:

    Jonathan that is a great story. I’m so happy that the gorillas are starting to thrive again. Tim and I saw them in Rwanda and loved every minute we had with them. I saw your video of the gorillas being with the guy in the chair!! That was really something. Thanks for the story. Finally getting to watching and listening to the apex stories and videos.

    Kimberly says:

    Just now watching your video and happy tears easily form when I think of and talk about those magical days face to face in the Bwindi Mountains with the gorillas! It was a dream come true and from the note above maybe an encore?!
    Thank you and all the Apex staff for the educational and inspiring travel stories. Gives hope for more exotic travel in the near future! Be Well

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