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This Is What Happens When You Give A Gorilla A Video Camera
July 14, 2011
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After securing it in a deathproof-esque box (also covered with honey and oats), the folks at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust handed over a high-definition video camera to their 27-year-old silverback gorilla, Ya Kwanza. The footage Ya Kwanza shot gives us an up-close and personal view of the gorilla's face as it explored the camera and nibbled on the food attached to it.

When it was done playing around, and when all the yummy treats coating the box were gone, Ya Kwanza tossed the camera back to its keepers. Here's the footage:

This is kind of like the BBC's Chimpcam Project where it let the chimps of Edinburgh Zoo create their own films:

We have a soft spot for primates here at the show, and were excited when primatologist and author Andrew Westoll was in the red chair this season. Watch that interview and his amazing chimp escape story here.


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