A source close to the situation explained:
Gorilla News Archive
Ha! When it comes to gorillas, we tend to think of furry tanks with unstoppable fists of fury!
Or them being all smart and learning sign language or petting a kitten or something.
This gorilla is a big wimp!
Two geese flew into his enclosure and all it takes is a couple of honks to scare him off.
He keeps approaching them again, and quickly runs away as soon as they spread their wings and stand up all threatening like!
It's pretty funny to see such a giant beast afraid of two tiny geese.
Check out the video (above) to see one scaredy gorilla check out some geese!
Remember when the worst thing that happened during the government shutdown was we lost our precious panda cam??
That was totes the worst!
During the government shutdown the Smithsonian's National Zoo had to close its gates! And it lead to the saddest photo we've ever seen!
Well the zoo is now back open! Huzzah!
While it was closed, some inneresting shiz went down: there was a departure, two deaths and some SEX!
Some gorillas, like people, just don't play well with others.
That was the case for Patrick, the 23-year-old, 430-pound Western lowland gorilla at the Dallas Zoo.
He's apparently pretty sexist, nipping and sneering at the female gorillas he should normally be mating with.
He even went as far as to bite one of the ladies!!
Sadly, Patrick is a sweetheart towards people, and a real staff favorite, but he's gotta go because Dallas just isn't the place for him.
He's going to move to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. where his behavioral issues can be better handled.
The Zoo has been upset about him leaving, but also about how the media has been "inaccurately" reporting why he's moving, so they took to Facebook to clear the air, writing:
Aww! That's so stinkin' cute!!
We don't know who's cuter… the little girl or the baby gorilla?
This little girl was with her family, just checking out the gorilla exhibit, when a baby gorilla came up to the glass.
We don't know who started it but they began mimicking each other!
It's so adorbz! He bangs on the glass, so then she bangs. He puts his lips against the glass, so she kisses the glass!
Ahh! Cuteness overload!!
Check out the video (above) to see a little girl make a very hairy friend while visiting the zoo!
This is absolutely ahmayzing!!
At Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, two young mountain gorillas were spotted doing something incredible…
They were dismantling traps set by poachers!!
The pair of young apes were spotted taking apart snares after one of their own was killed by a trap!