This Video Of A Gorilla Walking Upright Has Taken The Internet By Storm
A video of gorilla at a zoo in Philadelphia has gone viral after the gorilla began displaying walking abilities that mimic the way humans walk. The gorilla’s handlers say clearly the ape doesn’t like getting his hands dirty. According to handlers of Louis the gorilla, the 14-year old was holding a bunch of tomatoes in his hands when the video was shot. Despite the explanation, the video became widely shared on social media almost immediately after it was posted.
Likes to keep his hands clean
Louis is well known for wanting to keep his knuckles clean and often walks just like us humans in order to achieve that goal. Zoo curator Michael Stern in an interview with a television channel said that in this particular video Louis is holding one of his favourite treats, tomatoes, and his hands are completely full. As a result, Mr Stern believes he doesn’t want to crush the fruit by using his knuckles to walk. Instead he decided to stand up and walk.
Mr Stern adds that when his enclosure gets muddy he also exhibits the same behaviour. Mr Stern says that for some reason Louis just doesn’t like the feel of mud on his hands so to keep them clean he just gets up and starts walking on his two feet sometimes. Gorillas on occasion do stand upright for a couple of seconds and may take a couple of steps. What we see in Louis where he walks upright clear across his enclosure is something quite special Mr Stern concludes.