He did it again.
A gorilla at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's Internet-famous Hubbard Gorilla Valley vaulted himself at the glass in front of visitors last week. And, once again, a video of his jump is getting international attention.
The video, reportedly shot last week in Omaha, shows a man posing for a selfie as the silverback charges forward, pushes off a rock and catapults himself toward the glass in impeccable photo-bomb fashion. According to those reports, that gorilla is Kijito, the same gorilla who broke the glass last April.
Zookeepers have said in the past that the gorilla isn't trying to attack, rather he's trying to make a noise that intimidates the other gorillas and helps him establish dominance as the alpha male.
Zoo CEO and executive director Dennis Pate said zoo visitors aren’t doing anything in particular to provoke the gorillas.
“It’s just what male gorillas do. They just exude that dominance and they want to show that any way they can, and they make a lot of noise doing it.”
Pate said he wasn’t alarmed by anything he saw in the few viral gorilla videos.