At a Zoo in Dallas, Texas a gorilla was caught by the zookeeper Ashley Orr dancing in a pool. The moment Zola whirls and plays merrily with water was recorded on video and became viral on social networks.
The zookeeper said that this behaviour is a way to stimulate the animal's natural behaviour and the pool provides the primate with "mental and physical stimulation." This is not the first time Zola, 14, is caught dancing. When I was younger, a video of the gorilla dancing breakdance at Calgary Zoo quickly became viral on social networks.
According to the Zoo, the fact that the video was recorded without the animal realising it proves that it is happy in that environment. "It's easy for anyone to enjoy the good time Zola is having in the pool because we recognise some of the same game signals we see in people," we read on the Zoo's website.
After the success of the original video, some altered versions started to appear... like the other video shown!