THIS is the bizarre moment a 6ft gorilla starts strolling around like a HUMAN – because he didn’t want his food to get dirty.
Stunned tourists at Philadelphia Zoo watched 227kg Louis walk around his enclosure with a fistful of fruit.
From The Sun
Bemused zookeepers believe he walks upright because he wants to keep his hands clean for eating.
“Clean freak” Louis, a male Western Lowland Gorilla, once used a fire hose as a tightrope because he wanted to avoid a muddy puddle.
Instead of leaning forward on his knuckles like most gorillas, he strolls around his enclosure with an armful of tomatoes.
Martin Stern, curator of primates and small mammals, said it was “pretty unusual”
Louis was born in May 1999 at Missouri’s St Louis Zoo, before making the move to Philadelphia in 2004.
The eighteen-year-old primate is one of two bachelor gorillas at the zoo.
In the wild, Western lowland gorillas occasionally walk upright to reach food or wade into swamps.