Eliza joined the Thyme family eight summers ago after Lady
Henny and her film crew rescued her during an expedition to the
equatorial rainforest. Poachers had killed Eliza’s mother and, as
she was too young to survive, they brought her back to Scotland.
Henny discovered that gorillas have a complex language made
up of sounds and gestures, so she set about teaching Eliza to
communicate by pointing to symbols on a pictogram board.
Meanwhile, Justin designed a computer program using the same
symbols. Once Eliza learned that computers didn’t bounce, she
was talking in no time at all.