Viral Weekend: Watch a Gorilla Walk Like a Human

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In case you missed it, here’s your wacky animal story of the week.

Meet Ambam, a 485-pound Western lowland gorilla who strolls around the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in England like he owns the place. According to Phil Ridges, the park’s gorilla keeper, Ambam might walk upright to get a height advantage to look over the wall to watch for feeding time. Either that, or he’s just a shrewd self-promoter: Videos of Ambam walking have captured YouTube’s attention, with more than 1 million views.

Ridges told MSNBC that Ambam’s father used to walk in a similar manner when he was carrying food. Which tells NewsFeed only one thing: This is evolution proving to us that the gorillas are taking over.  (via MSNBC)

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