Philadelphia zoo gorilla walks upright to keep his food and hands clean

Philadelphia zoo gorilla walks upright to keep his food and hands clean

Almost all gorilla’s stand on their knuckles and feet and sometimes will stand just on their feet for only a step or two, this gorilla, Louis did not. Louis is a sixteen year old gorilla and he likes to take longer strolls.

Louis often stands on two feet when the ground is wet or he is holing some fruit. Louis is six-feet tall and four hundred fifty pounds. A 2015 blog by the great ape’s keeper, “When caught out in a rainstorm, he’ll run rapidly across the yard to seek cover, and when he accidentally steps in mud, he’ll find a leaf or a paper bag and wipe his hand or foot off until they are clean again.”

Louis is six-feet tall and four hundred fifty pounds

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Louis the gorilla likes to walk on his two feet when given snacks (Photo Credit Philadelphia Zoo)

10 Thoughts.

  1. Dear Shea,
    I like how you always explain your article when you do current events. It’s cool how the gorilla could lift 400 pounds and walk. It’s amazing.

    From Jake.

  2. Dear Shea,
    I think it is interesting and unusual that Louis the gorilla walks on two feet. I thought that gorillas couldn’t walk on two feet but now I know that they can.
    From Peter

  3. Dear Shea,
    Wow! I don’t know a lot about gorillas, but I know enough to know that this is very unusual! Great job Shea.
    From, Nico

  4. Wow! Shea awesome article I think you did a good job explaining what the article was saying.
    I think you chose wise words to use in your blog.

  5. To Shea
    That is so cool!! Louis must be a very special gorilla. I never even knew that gorillas could walk like a human. Good job.


  6. Dear Shea,
    I really liked how you explained Louis the gorilla to most other gorilla. Louis is a very cool gorilla! Gorilla’s can walk. Cool! Great job.

    From: Heather

  7. Dear Shea,
    Wow! This is amazing that a gorilla can walk on his hands! I think that all the people that get to see him should be proud of him. I wonder how he learned to do that and what made him so clean?

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