12'' Handmade Bowl Featuring Historic Gorilla Titus' Nose Print
Just like human fingerprints, mountain gorilla noses are distinct. While all individuals in every gorilla subspecies may have unique nose prints, they are the most distinct in mountain gorillas. In fact, mountain gorilla nose prints are one of the best ways for humans to learn and identify individuals in the field. Even Dian Fossey used this identification method and drew nose prints for the gorillas she watched.
Each bowl is handcrafted in Rwanda by local artisans through our partnership with Azizi Life. Originally only offered at our new campus in Rwanda, you can now purchase these bowls online for a limited time!
- Our hand woven bowls are crafted from natural sisal fibers threaded over a core of locally-gathered forest grasses.
- Each bowl features the nose print of one our historic gorillas.
- Available Gorilla Nose Prints: Digit, Poppy, Pasika, Macibiri, Titus, Maggie
- Dimensions: 12’’
- Care: Wipe with a dry cloth.
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Titus was born in August 1974 into the legendary Group 4, made famous by Dian Fossey’s early work and became the dominant silverback at age 17.
Titus reigned for two decades, and for a time he held the honor of being the most successful male for siring offspring. He was known by all the Fossey Fund staff for his leadership and especially calm demeanor, which made him a favorite of researchers.
Want to know which gorilla you are? Check out our gorilla personality quiz to find out!