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Spy Gorilla

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posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 08:42 AM
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Ok, so, some genius made a pretty real looking (baby) 'spy' gorilla and stuck it out near a Gorilla troop.

The 'Silverback' took a while to come around but finally 'accepted' the little 'spy'.

All was fine and well until a little gorilla 'played' too hard with the 'spy' and tipped it over.

The reaction was a hysterical parody on 'did I do that'?

An Alpha Silverback Gorilla Accepts a Robotic ‘Spy’ Baby Gorilla Into To the Family

A fascinating clip from the second season of the BBC One series Spy in the Wild (previously) narrated by David Tennant, a robotic “spy” baby gorilla camps out on the ground near a band of gorillas in the Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park in Uganda to see what would happen when acceptance was sought.

The curious primates quickly came down from the trees to check out the situation. Before anyone else could get close, however, the alpha silverback male first ensured that his family was safe from the intruder. When the spy averted its gaze upon the patriarch and all was well. It’s only when the youngsters started playing that the spy gorilla encountered a bit of an upset.

It's like West World meets The Gorillas.
All in all pretty creepy - and makes ya wonder about the guy down at the corner who's kind'a just 'weird' and looks at ya funny. ('Spy' homeless guy, etc.)

Anyway - it was better than sharing politics or doom porn.

Have a great day!




posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: silo13

Having virtually given up watching TV this documentary blew my mind and as you say "Anyway - it was better than sharing politics or doom porn" wow it was just amazing. The monkeys in Borneo, the penguins etc......................... Totally fab program and great idea to post it for foreigners to access it



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 09:13 AM
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😂... guess no species is really immune to ‘spies’.

Bird watchers spy on birds all the time.. so many animals are observed for different reasons scientifically, including studying their reactions to things in a psychological way.

Humans have had the same ‘spying’ techniques used on them for many different reasons , by different institutions over time and it’s only getting worse.

At least the animals don’t quite feel the same uncomfortableness as humans do about spying, but then again they don’t really understand they are being studied. Then again.. maybe they do 🤷🏻‍♀️.. so many animals used in experiments ,of different species, probably suffer a great deal.

Cute story though Silo.. sort of feel bad they just can’t live their life in peace without always being ‘scientifically’ observed.

edit on 29-1-2020 by Sheye because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: silo13

Thanks for sharing , great video , Gorillas are such wonderful creatures.



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

You have to admit though when the little one plays too rough and then acts like 'nothing happened'?
I find that FASCINATING proof of so many attributes I didn't know animals had.



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: silo13

That little robot gorilla gives me the shivers...



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Riffrafter

Yep - Kind of 'West World' meets 'Planet of the Apes'...

Creepy!



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: Sheye

You have to admit though when the little one plays too rough and then acts like 'nothing happened'?
I find that FASCINATING proof of so many attributes I didn't know animals had.


I didn’t take it that way .. but maybe I missed something.🤷🏻‍♀️

What I saw was typical monkey ‘play’ as described by the narrator. The real monkey played as usual but because the spy gorilla wasn’t real, he was easily knocked over. This made the little monkey confused and feeling bad. I don’t think he acted like nothing happened. I saw confusion and fear.🤷🏻‍♀️

Guess we can all see it differently.



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: silo13

This is a very cute video actually and I watched a couple more times to see if I agreed with the narrators point of view that the monkey was pretending it didn’t happen.

Both times after I believe ‘accidentally’ knocking the spy monkey over, or even if done in rough housing play, the real monkey seems to get confused and dare I say even a little sad ?

I think the narrative is off on that scene.. but what do I know about Silverbacks. 🤷🏻‍♀️



posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 08:48 PM
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originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: Riffrafter

Yep - Kind of 'West World' meets 'Planet of the Apes'...

Creepy!



Exactly!

I'm still thinking about it...damn.



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