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Gorilla loves looking at iPhone pictures of other gorillas

What happens when gorillas figure out how to take these pictures? Is that the end of us?


Eve Peyser

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 7, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:45 am CDT

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)

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*First Published: Sep 7, 2015, 12:46 pm CDT