Page last updated at 05:56 GMT, Friday, 11 September 2009 06:56 UK

Stephen Fry 'face to face' with gorillas


Stephen Fry treks through the rain forest to meet mountain gorillas in Uganda and says the journey was "worth every sobbing, gasping, aching step".

There are only about 700 mountain gorillas - which are critically endangered, and distinguished by their large skull, wide face, and angular nostrils - in the world.

Last Chance to See is on Sundays at 2000BST on BBC Two. Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine's quest to seek out endangered species continues with the Northern White Rhino in the next episode on 13 September 2009.

Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific