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Gorillas play "tag" in a similar way to humans, scientists have discovered.
By studying footage recorded in zoos, the team found that the great apes would hit a playmate and then run away, chased by the gorilla they had struck.
Occasionally, the roles would then reverse, with the chaser hitting back, and then getting chased.
In the wild, these primates are under siege. Forest loss is a twofold threat; it destroys gorilla habitat and brings hungry people who hunt gorillas for bushmeat. Farming, grazing, and expanding human settlements are also shrinking the lowland gorilla's space.