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Gorilla Dances with Water (Video)

You might have seen the video of a gorilla walking upright like a human, but here is a video of one dancing. The moves this young gorilla displays are so much like a human it is uncanny. The behavior was not encouraged by any humans, says the Calgary Zoo where it lives. The music was added later.

Image Credit: Adrian Pingstone

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7:00AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

He sure has great moves, but he's bored out of his mind!
Zoos are horrible!
If we must breed them to stop extinction of species, then put them in sanctuaries that at least give them some interaction with others of their own kind, and/or compatible species. But even so - we keep them so they won't disappear, and yet they, as a species, they will now spend all their lives in cages?? Our world is groaning under the destruction of all habitats by the human species. Do you see it getting any better in - say, the next 200 years? So these poor creatures, whose lives had developed in a world that supported them, nurtured them, has now turned toxic, beyond their ability to adapt. Our answer is to keep them in cages to 'save' them? I ask you sincerely - for what???

8:24AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

It makes you want to dance too.

6:20AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

I hope he gets to see the video. I think he would like it.

2:56PM PDT on Mar 30, 2012

So nice. It's the simple moments that can bring so much happiness.

8:58AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:29AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

The poor caged animal. It a shame we find this entertaining.

12:32AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:49AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Cute, but would be better if gorilla was free

9:51AM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

That gorilla has some zoos! While I agree with most that these animals would do best in their natural habitats, unfortunately they can't. Zoos are a necessity. They not only preserve endangered animals and help increase their numbers, but they also can be wonderful at teaching kids about the animals and how to protect them. Some of these kids will grow up to do great things for wildlife because of seeing and connecting in some way with animals they see in zoos, aquariums, etc.

7:39PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Haha! Cool, thanks!

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