Gorilla Youngster Has Had It With Baby Brother's Insufferable Play

NewsflarePublished: January 23, 20185,544 views
Published: January 23, 2018

A baby gorilla disguises himself with wood shavings and jumps all over the place before being roughly stopped by his older brother in Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire.

“When Shufai decides to go into the inside enclosure, his big brother Lope decides that he's having none of it and pulls Shufai back out of the door” writes the filmer.

This isn’t the only time Shufai got disciplined for his playful ways. Shufai was having a great time playing with some tree branches, 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. 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.

The big brother might be strict with his baby brother, but they really love playing with each other. The 4- and 1-year-old, respectively, can be seen running around their enclosure in Twycross, just like human siblings would. It is an important aspect of a gorilla youngster’s behavior. Mom is close by to keep a watchful eye on the two sons, but she will never intervene, because this is also how they learn about the hierarchy in the troop.

Shufai, the baby gorilla, is the youngest of a family of six. He was born on the 24th of September 2016.

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