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A male gorilla may be preparing for the next stage of the evolutionary process after mastering the ability to walk upright.
Twenty-one-year-old Amban has become a crowd favourite at England's Port Lympne Wild Animal Park after being filmed tottering around his enclosure on his hind legs.
Originally posted by matrix12
couple more years lol and they wont be the ones in the zoo
Could explain some alleged "bigfoot" sightings. A giant gorilla walking around on hind-legs. So in some perspective, all sides are correct. Nice find.
Originally posted by BrokenCircles
Regardless as to whether he was taught by humans or just taught himself by mimicking the humans that he interacts with, I would think that the other gorillas there would soon begin to follow and mimic this one. Maybe out of curiosity or out of jealousy. Either way, I think the others will start doing this also.
Originally posted by YivGaundumbaff
That´s how in our reality started the "planet of the apes situation"
It was too funny to see that gorilla walking kind of "I'm the king 'cuz I can do this".
Originally posted by Torgo
reply to post by MavRck
How do you explain the different species of ape that still exist then? Why isn't there just one species of ape, since they all only evolved into "better apes"?
Originally posted by Smell The Roses
"Walks on hind legs then appears to converse with himself..." that is one smart gorilla!!!!
Evolution? No for obvious reasons. Was either taught , or we have ourselves a smarter than average gorilla.
Researchers have observed and photographed wild gorillas using sticks and stumps to navigate a swampy forest clearing in the Republic of the Congo. The images provide the first documented use of tools among wild gorillas.
In one instance, a female gorilla named Leah tried to wade across a pool of water but found herself waist deep after just a few steps. She retreated, grabbed a branch sticking out of the water, and used it to gauge the water's depth before wading deeper.
According to the researchers, Leah repeatedly tested the depth as she walked about 33 feet (10 meters) out into the pool, before returning to shore and her wailing infant.
In another instance, a female named Efi detached a stump from a bush and used it for support as she dug for herbs. She then made a bridge with the stump to help her cross a muddy patch of ground.
I agree. Why cant we just have a smart gorilla. its was probably raised in the zoo and after seeing the zoo keepers and all the people coming to see it just decided to try it and kept it up till he got it. like a baby learning to walk from a crawl.