The gorilla escape: Inquisitive young ape works out how to squeeze through the electric fence in his enclosure and bangs on the glass at visitors
- A sneaky gorilla got through an electric fence at Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands
- He bangs on the window in front of the watching visitors ‘just to say hello’
- Then he rocks on his back legs and tests the gap between links of the fence with his hand to work out the best route back
This is the moment a young gorilla showed off his Houdini-like skills as he squeezed through gaps in an electric fence to say hello to zoo visitors.
He managed to get through the fence, which separated the members of the public from the gorilla enclosure, at Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands.
Once he gets past and makes his way over to where onlookers are watching him, he bangs on the window in front of them.
A young gorilla showed off his Houini-like skills as he squeezed through gaps in an electric fence to say hello to visitors at Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands
Once he has finished greeting the visitors he rocks back and forth on his back feet and uses his hands to test the gap in the electric fence
He eventually finds a spot in the fence where he can get back to the rest of his gorilla friends without getting an electric shock
After he’s had his fun greeting the visitors, the curious monkey tries to work out the best way to get back through the fence to be reunited with the rest of the gorillas.
He can be seen rocking on his back feet and testing the gap between the links of the fence with his hand.
The person who filmed the video is a keen animal watcher and believed the gorilla was just trying to ‘say hello to the visitors’.
They added: ‘This gorilla is just incredible. He managed to get through the other side of the electric fence and then looks for a good spot to get back to the rest of the gorilla group.
‘The Western Lowland gorilla starts to contemplate how to get back to the other side of the electric fence to the rest of the group.
‘Watch closely how he tries to judge the electric fence gap by rocking on his feet and judging with his hands.
‘Not quite sure how he gets through the gap, he moves to the other side where he came from.
‘There he manages to get through without a problem.’