Louisville Zoo gorilla sits with man, looks at cellphone pictures

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Sept. 10, 2015 at 10:15 AM
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A visitor to the Louisville Zoo captured video of a gorilla taking a break to sit down with a zoo visitor and look at cellphone pictures of other primates.

Paul Ross uploaded a video to YouTube showing the western lowland gorilla, Jelani, sitting behind the glass of his enclosure at the Louisville Zoo while a man sitting on the other side of the glass shows him cellphone pictures of other gorillas.

The gorilla watches intently as his fellow primate scrolls through a series of photos and appears to encourage the man to continue swiping.

"The Louisville Zoo works hard to provide Jelani and his group with great nutrition, a stimulating and wide open environment, medicine and a chance and hopefully through awareness and captive breeding they'll help move this beautiful species off that endangered list," Ross wrote in the video's description.

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