PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo decided to stroll upright like humans do to avoid getting his hands dirty.
Apparently, 18-year-old Louis is a clean freak.READ MORE: Police: 3 Men Recovering After Triple Shooting In North Philadelphia
When Louis has his hands full of tomatoes or other snacks, he walks upright like a human to keep food and hands clean, rather than the typical gorilla stance of leaning forward on his knuckles.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 400-Acre Wildfire In Burlington County, New Jersey
Michael Stern, curator of primates and small mammals, says workers had to install a fire hose over a mud puddle in the yard. The nearly 500-pound, 6-foot-tall primate crosses it like a tight rope to avoid getting dirty.
Stern says it’s “pretty unusual” for gorillas to walk around upright. In the wild, Western lowland gorillas like Louis might do it for a few seconds to reach food or wade into swamps.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
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