Gorilla with a human-like strut likes to keep his hands clean, zoo says cbs ^ Posted on 3/20/2018, 3:59:38 PM by BenLurkin “Gorillas will occasionally stand up for a few seconds or walk a couple of steps, but what we see Louis doing is really walking clear across the yard, and that’s quite special,” said Michael Stern, a curator at the Philadelphia Zoo. He says Louis walks upright for a number of different reasons.

Gorilla with a human-like strut likes to keep his hands clean, zoo says
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Posted on 3/20/2018, 3:59:38 PM by BenLurkin

“Gorillas will occasionally stand up for a few seconds or walk a couple of steps, but what we see Louis doing is really walking clear across the yard, and that’s quite special,” said Michael Stern, a curator at the Philadelphia Zoo.

He says Louis walks upright for a number of different reasons.

“In the video, he does have his hands full of tomatoes, which is one of his favorite treats, and I think he just doesn’t want to crush them by knuckle-walking, so he stands up and walks. He’ll also do it more if the yard is muddy. For whatever reason, he does not like the feel of mud on his hands and he just likes to stand up and walk sometimes,” Stern said.

Louis is not alone. A 27-year-old gorilla in England named Ambam made headlines in 2011 for his own human-like strut. Both Louis and Ambam walk upright to more effectively gather food…

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