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Video Shows Gorilla Try To Help Injured Bird In Zoo Enclosure

Video Shows Gorilla Try To Help Injured Bird In Zoo Enclosure

In some welcome uplifting AF news, a gentle gorilla was filmed checking an injured bird was OK, before trying to help it fly. See for yourself:

The bloody glorious footage was shot an a zoo in New South Wales, Australia, on 17 November.

A large gorilla can be seen making its way over to an injured bird that was stuck in its enclosure.

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Onlookers can be heard exclaiming that the gorilla is getting the bird. He bends down to take a closer look at the injured creature.

He then gently touches the bird's wings, causing it to flap slightly. The gorilla then softly pushes the bird forward slightly, in what appears to be an attempt to help it to fly.

A woman can be heard saying it might not 'end pretty'.

But, after helping the bird for a minute, the gorilla loses interest and walks back over to the other side of its enclosure.

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The witness who filmed the touching moment said: ''It was amazing such a big animal could be so gentle."

Credit: Viral Hog
Credit: Viral Hog

Adding: "It walked over to the bird and tried very gently to get the bird to fly away.

"When the bird didn't fly away, the gorilla walked away without ever harming it."

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And the positive primate news doesn't end there, don't worry.

A baby gorilla was born at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston earlier this month, having been successfully delivered via caesarean section.

The male baby and his mum Kiki are now doing well, and are currently 'bonding behind the scenes' while the team at the zoo closely monitor them.

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The unnamed baby weighed 6lbs 3oz when he was born on 14 October, having been delivered by C-section due to complications during 39-year-old Kiki's pregnancy.

Announcing the happy news on social media, Franklin Park Zoo said the birth provides 'hope for the future' for the western lowland gorilla, a critically endangered species.

Sharing a video on Facebook, the zoo said: "Special Delivery! 6 pounds, 3 ounces of pure sweetness joined our western lowland gorilla troop on October 14.

"This baby boy is the first ever male gorilla born at Franklin Park Zoo, and he was delivered via Cesarean section due to complications late in Kiki's pregnancy.

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"We're happy to report that mom and baby are both doing well and bonding behind the scenes while they continue to be closely monitored and cared for by our dedicated team. Each new birth is reason to celebrate, providing hope for the future of this critically endangered species."

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