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Gorilla that walks like a man filmed at zoo

By T.K. Randall
January 27, 2011 · Comment icon 48 comments

Image Credit: CC 2.5 Kabir Bakie
Ambam the gorilla has become an internet sensation after being filmed walking like a human.
A resident of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent Ambam's peculiar tendancy to walk on two legs was shared by other members of his family including his father who would do the same thing. "We think he might use it to get a height advantage to look over the wall when keepers come to feed him and standing up can also help him in looking for food generally in his enclosure as it gives him a better vantage point," said Phil Ridges, the park's gorilla keeper.
A Silverback gorilla called Ambam has become an internet sensation after being filmed walking on his hind legs. Over 150,000 people have viewed the short clip on YouTube, where the 21-year-old is captured strolling around Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.



Source: Telegraph | Comments (48)




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Comment icon #39 Posted by 27vet 13 years ago
I think this video is pretty cool. If these gorillas last a couple of more eons, they may be just like us as we are today. In many respects they are already superior to man, who is a weak species.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Lookin-up 13 years ago
That's cool, will this change peoples minds about "Bigfoot"? It doesn't change mine about "Evil'lution", he may be your relative, he's not mine.
Comment icon #41 Posted by War-Junkie 13 years ago
That's cool, will this change peoples minds about "Bigfoot"? It doesn't change mine about "Evil'lution", he may be your relative, he's not mine. whether you like it or not hes your relative and science already proved it
Comment icon #42 Posted by The Silver Thong 13 years ago
That's cool, will this change peoples minds about "Bigfoot"? It doesn't change mine about "Evil'lution", he may be your relative, he's not mine. Impressive post Qualifies a bigfoot, disqualifies evolution, and discounts this poster as human lol. I ain't no freakin monkey Yes you are.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Abramelin 13 years ago
And here's a gorilla running upright:
Comment icon #44 Posted by JGirl 13 years ago
big deal.
Comment icon #45 Posted by JGirl 13 years ago
Say huh ?? Ever heared the saying.... She's so ugly, you could press her face in dough and make gorilla cookies ? LOL i'm so using that line!
Comment icon #46 Posted by third_eye 13 years ago
next they'll be expecting some bipedal mammal to do this
Comment icon #47 Posted by Abramelin 13 years ago
next they'll be expecting some bipedal mammal to do this They even created a religion around one of those 'bipedal mammals', lol.
Comment icon #48 Posted by third_eye 13 years ago
They even created a religion around one of those 'bipedal mammals', lol. Guess the reptile didn't look pretty enough to pull it off


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