Against my better judgement, I am posting a picture of my older brother, Shad, also known as "my brilliant son the scientist" (by our parents), and "handsome hairy beast" (by gorilla girls everywhere he goes). Shad is a proper silverback gorilla who works in McMurdo Station on Ross Island in Antarctica. Before Antarctica, Shad lived outside of Glasgow, Scotland with his university sweetheart, a Scotsgorilla named Aoife McCullough. Charlotte is Shad's and Aoife's daughter, but Shad doesn't really know Charlotte all that well. They meet up once a year on the Galapagos Islands, because that's as far north as Shad will travel. Technically, Shad and Aoife are still mates, but they had a falling out some years ago and haven't seen each other since Charlotte was a toddler. Despite all of the storm and stress of Shad's marriage, he is still our parents' golden boy. However, I beat Shad at wrestling once a few years back, much to our parents' chagrin. Shad has been insisting on a rematch ever since, but I choose instead to rest on my laurels.
Shad the Gorilla, my older brother