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S.O.B.’s Wild Kingdom: Gorillas Are Evolving, Will Soon Overtake Human Race

Pictured above is Ambam. He is a 21-year-old, 485-pound Silverback Gorilla who lives at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, England. Ambam has become quite the celebrity at the park, because as you can plainly see, he walks on his hind legs. That’s right, folks. What you are witnessing is the gorilla species evolving right before our very eyes. To paraphrase Charlton Heston, “THAT DAMN DIRTY APE!”

Here’s Gorilla keeper Phil Ridges’ take on the unique situation (via msnbc):

“Ambam’s father Bitam used to display the same behavior if he had handfuls of food to carry,” Ridges said in a statement. “Ambam also has a full sister, Tamba, and a half sister … who also sometimes stand and walk in the same way.”

“All gorillas can do it to some extent but we haven’t got any who do it like Ambam and he is quite a celebrity at the park,” he added. “We think he might use it to get a height advantage to look over the wall when keepers come to feed him and standing up can also help him in looking for food generally in his enclosure as it gives him a better vantage point.”

Video of Ambam strutting his stuff follows.

Yep. It’s only a matter of time before gorillas rise up against humans and take their place at the top of our planet’s species hierarchy. It was a nice run for us humans. No it wasn’t. I, for one, welcome our new primate overlords. It would be wise if you did the same.

Gorilla strolls on hind legs [msnbc]

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