The discovery of a new powerfully built ape fuelled stories of savage beasts.
The largest of the primates, gorillas aren't as savage as they were once thought to be.
Dian Fossey was a prominent American primatologist studying mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
View images of Sir David Attenborough as he presents Gorilla Revisted.
Everyone has a soft spot for the iconic orang-utan, the king of the swingers.
Sir David Attenborough talks about interacting with gorillas.
A gallery of images from the series Mountain Gorilla.
Baby monkeys can tug at the heart strings of even the sternest of people.
Simians are classified as the higher primates, and include apes and monkeys.
No cages - just you and the world's largest primates, deep in the jungle.