The “TED Gorilla” is Becoming a Star Again When Caught Watching Cellphone Videos With Zoo Visitors
The Gorilla who was "giving a TED lecture" few weeks ago is becoming an internet sensation once again.
Lindsey Costello told WDRB that she was treating herself with a visit to the zoo when she spotted a woman playing videos for a gorilla in the Gorilla Forest exhibit.
Costello said the woman saw how excited she was and offered to let her try. For the next 20 minutes, she sat on the other side of a glass partition from a gorilla named Jelani, playing videos of baby gorillas. "If he got tired of a video, he'd move his hand up and swipe," Costell told WHAS. "If I moved the phone away he'd stretch it out. He intimately enjoyed the videos."
A friend snapped a photo of the pair that was later shared on Reddit, bringing attention from around the globe.
Jelani is the only gorilla at the zoo drawn specifically to technology, according to WDRB. Katka told WHAS that the fascination started when Jelani was young.
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