A group of kids made brazen by protective glass decided to taunt a zoo gorilla, but video shows the tables turn when the annoyed primate gets his revenge.
Nothing tragic went down at the Dallas Zoo’s western lowland gorilla exhibit. But one of the giant apes decided to put a scare in some visiting children who just wouldn’t leave it alone.
‘You ugly,’ yell the kids at the gorilla, whose species can weigh up to 400 pounds.
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Ain’t no thang: A zoo gorilla being taunted by a bunch of school children kept its cool. At first
Unperturbed at first, the animal continues about its day, enjoying the Texas sunshine.
But the children are determined to get a rise out of the beast and continue whooping and calling it ugly.
As if it knows it’s being ridiculed, the ape looks at the kids admonishingly. You can practically see the annoyance in his eyes.
High road: The Dallas Zoo primate was just trying to enjoy the Texas sun. As one boy beat his chest in mockery, the ape simply turned the other cheek
Oh no, you didn’t: The children chant ‘You ugly!’ and the gorilla takes it in stride. But when one taunting child points an accusing finger, the ape has clearly had enough
One child begins to mimic the long-armed, chest beating of the endangered species and the gorilla looks away as if to say ‘You can’t faze me.’
But don’t let it catch you pointing.
When one of the kids sticks his finger in toward the ape’s face, it loses its cool.
Boo! The fed up gorilla gets its revenge like a pro and a costumed actor couldn’t have done it better
Like a seasoned horror movie enthusiast, the gorilla presses his hands and face at the glass and the children all jump and fall silent.
You can almost hear it snicker as it then lumbers away, giving one last sneer back toward the glass.
So there: The children start to recover from their scare, but not before the proud gorilla turns back to the silenced tots with a final smirk