An easy but well-founded introduction to all aspects of zoo gorilla life . . . Persons who are used to studying gorillas will find stories they may have experienced themselves, and that sound very familiar. On the other hand, gorilla friends who do not yet have a good idea of how gorillas live will find the book very useful.
Prince-Hughes' depictions of the gorilla family give us a wonderful glimpse into the lives of a few of these remarkable primates. . . . Those who choose to read Gorillas Among Us
will certainly enjoy the glimpse that Prince-Hughes gives us into her experience 'bound with that of the gorilla nation.'
American Zoo and Aquarium Association Communique
In reading this book, it is hard not to empathize with a species often referred to as our closest relative. However scientific her observations, Prince-Hughes clearly developed a nonverbal rapport with the gorilla family, and the book has some sadness but much joy.
It has a potential use in a four-field Introduction to Anthropology course as a supplemental read for first-year students. In such a course, one generally has little time to devote to examining primate behavior and seldom gets into the specifics of any particular species. I can see where this brief foray into gorilla behavior would be informative, useful, and even enjoyable for the first-year student.
Journal of Anthropological Research