Visitor Alexie noticed something unusual when touring the Detroit Zoo’s gorilla enclosure only a few days ago. It was an endearing portrayal of an improbable friendship.
Philips discovered a wild groundhog had tunneled her way into the chimpanzee’s realm when investigating the chimpanzee enclosure. She’d risen from the lush ground to take a look about her.
Whatever the case may be, Phillips was not the only one to take notice.
As he and other guests looked on, the gorilla in the room began petting the much smaller guest. Oh, they’re best friends! One observer made a remark.
Having previously seen the groundhog in the gorilla’s walled-in enclosure, Phillips is certain that she has been living there for some time.
It wasn’t their most remembered friendly interaction, though, despite how amiable she was around the gorilla, according to all reports.
This «distinct little bit» needs to be recorded, Philips said.
Despite common misconceptions about gorillas, which depict them as primitive savages, the fact is that they are very intelligent, sophisticated animals with a startlingly sensitive and kind side, much like their human counterparts.