It's different in person. At the Jhumki Basu Memorial Lecture at Stanford recently, Schaller praised tigers as “generous” (for not eating him), peccaries and pigs in general as “wonderful pets... as good or better than dogs,” and paused at a slide of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. “Aren't they beautiful?” he asked. “They have the sweetest faces. When you are near them you just feel like going up and giving them a big hug.”
Oh yes. The audience uttered a collective sigh of longing. Big biophilia hug!