21 Jan '12, 4pm

A Bored Gorilla Takes His Kids to the Zoo (Video)

A Bored Gorilla Takes His Kids to the Zoo (Video)

You may have seen a gorilla in a zoo. You may have seen a gorilla in the wild. But what about wild gorillas visiting you? It happened in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park near Uganda --- an incredible, chance encounter with a troop of silverback gorillas . As the video shows, they walked into a gorilla tracking camp and hung out a bit, even taking time to groom one of the humans (video producer John J. King II ). That was, as the human sat quietly, amazed and probably scared a little out of his mind. "It was an innocent interaction with wild gorillas," King says at the beginning, "and it was absolutely thrilling." This looks a little like a tourism commercial ("Come see the wild mountain gorillas!"). But the creator says it's more than that. The video has more than 2 million views on YouTube ... and it may be a good example of tourism helping preserve an endangered species...

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