Factors affecting mirror behaviour in western lowland gorillas, Gorilla gorilla.

@article{Shillito1999FactorsAM,
  title={Factors affecting mirror behaviour in western lowland gorillas, Gorilla gorilla.},
  author={Shillito and Gallup and Beck},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={999-1004}
}
To date, it has proven difficult to demonstrate mirror self-recognition in gorillas. However, gorillas display pronounced gaze aversion that may prevent them from spending a sufficient amount of time exploring their mirror images to understand that they are the source of their reflections. It has also been suggested that the presence of observers may… CONTINUE READING