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Gibbons go ape when strange thing wonders into their enclosure

May 3rd, 2021

Everyone can surely agree how awesome animals are.

Many things may surprise you as you watch them in their habitat, doing what they need to survive or combat boredom.

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Though we are fearful of some animals, there are those that fill us with joy just by their presence.

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Talking about animal behaviors, there are some which interestingly interact with humans aside from monkeys and apes.

With their human-like appearance and responses, they make us wonder and captivate us. It also makes us realize how we are somewhat connected to the animal world.

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Perhaps, this is the reason why people love to visit zoos and wildlife parks just to see the amazing animals in different parts of the world.

One has captured in a video how two gibbons respond to the presence of a creature that they have not seen before.

It is in a wildlife park located in the lake district of Keswick, England.

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The white gibbon notices first the approaching strange creature lurking in the grass, and it is so close to their exhibit. Not having seen something like it before, he goes to the fence and looks at the tiny hedgehog, though hesitant to go closer.

Of course, the hedgehog doesn’t have any idea about the ape’s presence and just keeps doing what it is trying to accomplish.

However, the gibbon cannot understand why’s that thing moving and why it looks so different.

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The white gibbon looks amazed and frightened at the same time while observing the hedgehog.

You can tell it by the way he behaves. He jumps up and down, and moves side to side, feeling restless about what is in front of him.

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He makes quick jumps. But still, without a clue about what that small creature is, he goes to a pole and bar and creates his own short display of ability and play.

He goes to the crossbar and hangs there on his long arms, perhaps trying to understand what that living thing is that’s moving close to the fence.

While the white ape is hanging from the pole, the second ape, a black one, goes to the fence to find out what startled his friend.

He also seems intrigued at the little creature that’s moving in front of him.

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With the same curiosity as the other, and since he’s too freaked out to see the hedgehog, he also acts in the same way as the other gibbon and makes quick movements. He jumps and sits and runs around.

Still hanging from the tree, the white gibbon goes to a big tree which is at the center of the exhibit, and he settles at a branch. He continues to observe his friend and the hedgehog.

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He then decides to check out the little creature again. So he drops from the tree, about 10 to 15 feet high. It is incredible how he lands on his feet unhurt, which is really a fantastic thing to watch in the video.

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Well, the white gibbon goes closer to his friend, and the two of them dance around and just keep looking at the hedgehog.

A little later, an employee of the park comes to take the hedgehog. Without the strange-looking creature in their sight, the two apes can now go back to their normal life.

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See the full video here, which has now more than 11 million views, and you’ll discover how the gibbons behave when they see something unfamiliar to them.

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Source: tomelliott9, Newsflare

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