Giant toy ball creeps out gorilla youngster
The keepers of the Twycross Zoo worked hard to get a huge ball into the gorillas outdoor enclosure.
They lifted it over the glass wall, lowered the ball and then dragged it up the slope.
Then they put honey on the ball and did all the other usual daily activities to hide food around the enclosure.
The silverback gorilla Oumbi is watching from the window as a keeper pushes some food bits into the balls hole.
When he comes outside instead of heading for the ball, he heads for some salad instead.
When Lope comes out, he already has some salad, he squeezes to the wall as much as he can, so not to go near the ball.
He licks the honey of the windowsill, then has a quick look at the ball, but avoids it.
Later when he comes back, he looks at the ball again, like it's alien and then just jabs it.
The western lowland gorilla gets a bit closer to look into the hole, but again just pokes it.
When he does it a third time, it makes him jump out of the way and he just looks at it like what is this thing?!
Even though he should of got used to it by now as they had it in the inside a while back, but he did avoid it then as well.
For the rest of the day he just avoided it all together and was just happy with the salad.