Gorilla Has Had It Up To Here With People Watching Him
This gorilla's tired of being stared at all day - and he's not afraid to show it.
A recent video, which was filmed at the Denver Zoo, shows an angry gorilla snapping at a zoo visitor. The visitor, Ryan Higley, stands in front of the glass as the great ape snacks on some lettuce, and the gorilla watches him right back out of the corner of his eye, seemingly annoyed.
At one point Higley lets out a kind chuckle - and the gorilla jumps up, slamming his fist into the window.
It's not the first time an ape has shown his frustration in a zoo - even Higley's seen it before. A video he posted several months ago, also taken at the Denver Zoo, shows an angry silverback charging a crowd of chattering visitors, seemingly trying to chase them away.
An earlier video shows a gorilla throwing herself at a zoo worker who's cleaning the enclosure windows - it's unclear whether it's an expression of aggression or playfulness.
Gorillas are highly intelligent and emotional creatures, and it's dubious whether a zoo enclosure can fully meet their needs. But wherever he is, this guy seems to have no trouble expressing himself.
You can watch the full video of the encounter below: