Gorilla loves looking at iPhone pictures of other gorillas

This video of a young man showing his iPhone to a gorilla at the zoo proves one thing: Animals, like celebrities, are just as addicted to technology—and pictures of their friends—as the rest of us.

Might this video offer an evolutionary explanation for the human compulsion to scroll through one’s own Facebook profile pictures on a regular basis?

Now we must pray that gorillas don’t grow too intelligent, for we know what happens when the apes rule the world.


Although at the end of the day, we must remember:

Photo via brokinhrt2/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Eve Peyser

Eve Peyser

Eve Peyser is a writer and comedian based in New York. She has published bylines in Esquire, the Washington Post, Gizmodo, and GQ, and she works as a staff politics and culture writer at Vice.