A safari consultant will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan on Friday.

Les de Villiers will share his experiences of recent encounters with gorillas in Africa in a presentation entitled "Gorillas in Our Midst" at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church.

De Villiers has written more than a dozen books on economics, politics, conservation and travel. He and his wife live in New Canaan.

He grew up in a farming district in the Great Karoo region of South Africa where he learned to appreciate nature.

A self-declared safari addict and conservationist, de Villiers travels to wildlife sanctuaries in Africa several times a year. He runs a publishing firm, specializing in Africa books, and a boutique safari operation.

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