Talk about robots taking over many functions from humans! At the Destinations Holiday & Travel Show in London recently, an animatronic animal, brought along by the Uganda Tourism Board, stood in for the real thing — a robotic mountain gorilla!
“Bakwate” was a tremendous hit with both show visitors and the London press, which provided coverage in several newspaperarticles and local television news. The robotic gorilla also made a surprise appearance in front of the National Gallery.on Trafalgar Square, simultaneously frightening and delighting tourists
Bakwate emphasized the plight of mountain gorillas in the wild and sparked interest in visiting Uganda’s Bwidini Impenetrable Forest on gorilla treks perhaps even more than human spokespeople, could.