([Gorilla at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo] by Myron Wood. May, 1967. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-1537.)

Gorilla sitting on stone ledge in cage at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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3 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 7/19/10: Gorilla at the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo

  1. Sandra Knauf says:

    What a majestic animal! That is one of the most amazing portraits I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Nancy Wilsted says:

    Such dignity. The portrait imbues the reverence which this animal deserves.

  3. Betty Armstrong says:

    Myron Wood is one of the unsung heroes of Colo Springs. He has left such a photographic legacy for the city. I wonder if he has received any official recognition for his talent and contribution. I Iove his book O’Keefe At Abiquiu which was published after his death. Wood took photos of the artist over a period of 2 1/2yrs at her home in NM.
    PS The gorilla is truly majestic!

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