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Gorilla pets a groundhog in heartwarming footage

By T.K. Randall
May 20, 2022 · Comment icon 3 comments

A recently published video clip shows a huge gorilla tenderly petting a tiny groundhog at Detroit Zoo.
The silverback gorilla, whose name is Kongo, took a liking to the animal during feeding time at the zoo, resulting in a clip that has since warmed the hearts of thousands of social media users.

In the video Kongo can be seen very gently patting the groundhog with his huge hands.

The tiny animal didn't seem too fazed by the gorilla's presence, despite the enormous size difference.

The footage is both heartwarming and intriguing as it demonstrates the fascination that the gorilla had with the groundhog, as well as its efforts to be gentle with his new-found friend.

Perhaps the gorilla perceived the animal in much the same way as we look upon dogs and cats.

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (3)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
This reminds me of how gentle King Kong was towards Naomi Watts in the movie.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog 2 years ago
When animals have time to spend on something else than survival... it's why we are there arguing about a lot of stuff, lol !
Comment icon #3 Posted by Brandonchpr 2 years ago
The natural world never ceases to amaze. It is easy to forget we are not much differnt than the rest of the life on this planet. And if an ape taking the time to enjoy another life isn't proof of that similarity then we just arn't looking hard enough. 


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