Re: Bolgani diet

Alex Duncan (
11 Jul 1995 22:42:51 GMT

I sure as hell got a big kick out of the Tarzan and Mars books. I credit
Tarzan not only w/ my career choice, but with making me a voracious
reader. I think I'd read all of them by the time I was 7 or 8.
As far as bolgani diets go -- in the battle between Tarzan and
the gorilla in "Tarzan of the Apes", I think ERB implies that the gorilla
was a blood-thirsty flesh eater. Its been 15 or 20 years since I've read
it, so I'm not positive.
I agree that ERB's description of chimpanzees is generally more
accurate than he's given credit for, especially given the lack of
knowledge at the time.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086