Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

A real-life sideshow attraction at Las Vegas’s Circus Circus Hotel and Casino that figures in the plot of Diamonds Are Forever. Zambora is a performer who seems to transform magically into a rampaging gorilla.

Having given Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) a cache of diamonds, Felix Leiter (Norman Burton) and his fellow CIA agents hope to trace her to the next stop on a diamond smuggling pipeline. Unfortunately, while the agents are distracted by the Zambora transformation, Tiffany slips out the back exit, and they lose her.


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