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Gorilla disapproves of selfie-taking man, charges glass wall

By Ben Hooper
A gorilla at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., crashes into the glass wall of his enclosure behind a zoo visitor. Screenshot: Newsflare
A gorilla at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., crashes into the glass wall of his enclosure behind a zoo visitor. Screenshot: Newsflare

OMAHA, March 30 (UPI) -- An Omaha zoo visitor was facing the wrong way when a gorilla performed a flying leap into the glass wall of his enclosure in an apparent attack attempt.

A video posted to YouTube by Amanda Briggs shows a man named Tim taking a selfie video with his back to the glass wall of the gorilla enclosure at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.

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A silverback gorilla identified by the filmer as Kijito uses a rock wall to launch himself into the air and crash into the glass behind Tim.

Briggs described the gorilla's behavior as more playful than dangerous.

"This is Kijito, he is the same gorilla that broke a window last spring here at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska. He is quite the character and plays with us whenever we go to the zoo," she wrote online.

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