This is the incredible true story of John Daniel, who was no ordinary gorilla

John Daniel was a young gorilla who was adopted by an English family in 1918 and brought up as a human boy in the village of Uley. He had his own room, went to school, and was fond of tea and cider.

His remarkable story came to prominence when Uley archivist, Margaret Groom, published John’s pictures in a recent book about the village.

But how exactly did this come about? And was he really just like another kid? (Spoiler for the latter question — obviously not, but more so than you would think.)


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