Goose Lands In Kansas Zoo’s Gorilla Exhibit & The Encounter Ends In Shocking Fashion

Gorilla vs goose

Didn’t see that coming.

Zoos are a great place to spend the day with the family. You always know what you are going to get when you take a trip to the zoo, and by that I mean you’ll see some animals and pay $15 for Dippin’ Dots (and you’ll like it).

The only issue that often arises, other than maybe the animals not being visible in the exhibit sometimes, is when animals that are not supposed to be at the zoo accidentally find themselves right in the “middle of the jungle,” so to speak.

We unfortunately saw that play out recently with a grizzly bear eating up little baby ducklings right in front of children, and have also seen nature take its course (in a strange way) when an innocent white-tailed deer accidentally wondered into a lion’s enclosure. If a family took a trip to those respective zoos on those days for a memorable experience, I can assure you that those kids will never forget what happened.

And in this video from 2013, another weird encounter was captured on camera at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas (which has wonderful reviews online). A lone goose landed inside the gorilla exhibit, and not too long afterwards, the ape came over to check things out.

Now if we’re going based upon how the other two stories I mentioned previously went down, the goose in this Kansas zoo is in trouble. If there were Las Vegas odds on this fight, the gorilla would be a heavy favorite, and the goose would be paired with long shot odds. That gorilla could rip its head clean of its long neck if it wanted to…

But I think we’re all forgetting that geese are some of the most vile, disrespectful, mean-spirited animals on this entire planet. I’d guess most of us have had a stressful encounter with a goose before, and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. The goose in this clip wasn’t in an ideal situation by any means, but it was far from cooked.

The gorilla saunters over to inspect the goose, though it wasn’t able to get too close. That’s because the goose knew that sometimes the best defense is a good offense, and before the intimidating ape could get comfortable, the noisy bird dropped its head and went after it.

Bringing the fight to the gorilla proved to be a successful decision, and one that sent the ape running for the hills… or at least the limits of its exhibit. And then seemingly out of nowhere, another goose came flapping its wings, seemingly acting as back up. The gorilla certainly didn’t want any part of the fight with two geese, let alone one.

This just goes to show that you shouldn’t ever judge a book by its cover, and more importantly, you shouldn’t ever (under any circumstance) pick a fight with a goose:

Gorilla Flings A Raccoon Across St. Louis Zoo Exhibit

The best line from Tarzan is “Where are the gorillas? GO-RILL-AS” and it’s not even close.

Okay, that has absolutely nothing to do with the video we’re talking about, but I just can’t start going down the gorilla rabbit hole without bringing that up or mentioning the incredible soundtrack Phil Collins put together for the 1999 Disney film.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Undeniably, gorillas are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet.

They’re extremely close to humans genetically, are incredibly strong, and just look the part of being the top dog of the jungle.

Every time I find myself at a zoo I spend most of the time in the primate section, watching all sorts of monkeys, apes, chimps, and gorillas meander about, which makes me contemplate how different I truly am from them (some days I land on a lot, some days not so much).

Well, a group of visitors to the St. Louis zoo back in 2012 got more than they could have expected when they saw a bunch of gorillas huddled around something they knew nothing about.

Somehow, a raccoon found its way into their exhibit and was trying to hide in some brush, but these smart beasts sniffed it out in no time and then tried to figure out exactly what it was they were looking at.

The good news is we get to see a gorillas thought process in action.

The bad news is, the poor raccoon got itself way in over its head.

At first, they appear to be friendly and curious, but things quickly change when the raccoon begins scampering around, which spooks the primates. A few of them take turns trying to catch it before a bigger one grabs a hold and fires it backwards towards the protective glass, spinning it through the air wildly until the poor animals crashes into the rocks below.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, as it tried to escape through drainage pipe, one of the gorillas snagged it by the tail and held it in place while another began whacking it in the belly.

Obviously, if they were really threatened the raccoon would have been torn up into a million little pieces, but fortunately they were just playing around and trying to learn what this unknown creature was.

The video ends before we see a true resolution, but I have to imagine it wasn’t long before the zookeepers got involved and rescued the poor trash panda.

For all of their downsides, there’s no denying zoos provide incredible learning experiences for both children and adults, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to witness something incredibly rare.

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Wild Silverback Gorilla Goes Nuts Looking In A Mirror

He’s ready to go.

These are some strong animals, he even seems to be scaring himself.

Silverback gorillas are the largest species of primates, standing over 5.5 feet tall and weighing as much as 500 pounds.  And much of their large weight comes from their massive muscles.

They are known for their strength, being able to lift up to 1,800 pounds and apply 4,000 pounds of force in a punch.

The social structure of gorillas revolves around dominant males, known as silverbacks. These leaders are responsible for protecting their family groups, or troops, and defending their territory against rival males.

They actually don’t fight much, but usually just put on a big display of screaming and beating around to show who is the most dominant. They rarely fight but will engage if a rival is in the area or someone within the tribe wants to.

Well one gorilla didn’t know what to do when he came across a mirror in the middle of the woods. The gorilla is seen pounding the ground, intimidating only himself.

He runs back and forth and the mirror just follows.

And with multiple mirrors set up, there was more than one interaction – with one even showing a gorilla punching his own reflection in the mirror.

Those are some worked up beasts.

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