Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gorillas Get Violent in Omaha

A video at a Nebraska zoo captured two silverbacked gorillas engaged in a brief but intense sparring match. The video was shot at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium back in October, but is just catching on now. The action starts around the :32 mark, when one gorilla crosses in front of the other, leading that one to charge and collide into him. The two shove and swipe at each other for about 15 seconds before one of the apes backs off.

From the author: "I know I know, no one understands why my mom said "Where's the Zookeepers" but it'll be our saying anytime things become chaos around the house that's for sure! We'll have to pay for counseling for her now that this is going viral and she is extremely embarrassed... she only means well. She just didn't want them to get hurt but yes, it's a natural thing to occur between to dominant male gorillas wanting dominance."

No comments: