Heartwarming Wrestling Match Between Gorilla Youngster And Grandma
A hilarious footage has emerged of a young gorilla teasing an elderly member of his tribe, engaging in play mode at their enclosure at the zoo. Lope the gorilla youngster is full of energy, but he never really had a lot of contact with his grandma Bidi before. However, today was different because both were full of energy and in a mood for a wrestling match. What a priceless interaction they share!
Meet Lope, the cheeky gorilla youngster from the Twycross Zoo in England who often displays his silly antics, much for onlookers’ amusement. Look at him having a go at his grandmother. Watch as the cheeky gorilla youngester teases with his elderly grandmother Bidi, trying to pick a fight while playing and messing around with her! What a little rascal!
He's getting close to her, but at first it seems like she is not in the mood for games, and pushes Lope out of her way. However, Lope doesn't seem to be that bothered by her action and continues to give her smack attacks while running around their enclosure!
Lope is becoming quite the lovable rogue with his human teenager like attitude. His favorite moves include strut like a human through his enclose, his little commando rolls, swinging his arms and jumping in the air. Check out this playful gorilla at the Twycross Zoo in England go full play mode on his grandmother. It almost looks as if these fun-loving apes are putting a show on for all the spectators at the zoo!
Isn't this video just hilarious? Animals have many human-like characteristics about themselves which is highlighted in this video right here. Lope is a 4-year-old western lowland gorilla, a species that is labeled as critical on the IUCN list. He is the the second child of 22-year-old mother Ozala and 24-year-old dad Oumbi.
The 4-year-old rascal can be seen running around their enclosure in Twycross, just like a human baby would, teasing his grandmother, engaging in play mode. It is an important aspect of a gorilla youngers’ behavior, but he needs to learn about the hierarchy in the troop.
These rare primates are usually found in dense rainforests and swamps in Central Africa, but their populations in the wild have declined by more than 60% in the past two decades. Western lowland gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by humans clearing their forests for timber, oil and gas, as well as poaching the animals for bushmeat and the illegal pet trade.