Rowdy Baby Gorilla Gets Disciplined By Dad In Front Of Zoo Visitors

SloggerVloggerPublished: November 15, 2017Updated: November 17, 20173,295,584 views
Published: November 15, 2017Updated: November 17, 2017

Shufai the baby gorilla was has a great time playing with some tree branches in Twycross ZOO until his father Oumbi decided to take them all away (since technically he's playing with his food). But when Shufai persists, Oumbi does a total dad move to let him know he's serious!

The kid runs after his dad, while the 24-year-old Silverback gorilla gather all the branches from the enclosure and puts them away. Shufai’s older brother Lope knows well to stay away from dad’s path, but the gorilla youngster wants his toys back.

In an effort to stop dad from removing all of his toys, Shufai tries to grab dad by the foot, but the elder puts him back in his place with a determined, but still very gentle nudge with the foot.

Body language is a big deal with these giants and the baby knew that very instant that playtime is over! Instead of chasing after dad, the baby sits on his butt and contemplates his choices, before turning away and running after mom Ozala.

Shufai was born on September 24, 2016 and is the third baby for 22-year-old mother Ozala and 24-year-old father Oumbi. As well as being a joyous occasion for zoo staff and visitors, the birth is an important part of conservation efforts to save the species, as the number of Western lowland gorillas in the wild has dramatically declined by more than 60% in the last 20-25 years, and scientists predict they will become extinct in the next 20 years or so.

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  • 2 rumbles
    BenW · 1 day ago

    Beautiful to watch the behaviour of the gorillas. (suvbcribed to you too :-))

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      sloggervlogger · 1 day ago

      They're quite a Family. You should see the big brother Lope. Just like a stroppy teenager :-)