Did You Know Gorillas Can Sing?
Nature on PBS
Apr 13, 2020
Spy gorilla witnesses wild mountain gorillas singing, a phenomenon caught on camera for the first time.
After being accepted as a member of the gorilla family, spy gorilla witnessed some of the family’s most intimate moments like eating, singing and flatulating. This is the first time that wild mountain gorillas have been caught singing on camera.
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From here, off a Facebook post…
Robot ‘spy’ gorilla records wild gorillas singing and farting, because nature is beautiful
By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 12 hours ago
This is the first time that singing mountain gorillas have been caught on camera
Though human camera operators typically keep a safe distance from wild gorillas, the lifelike animatronic gorilla spy was able to infiltrate a troop and film their daily routines, which included an impromptu suppertime serenade.
Footage of the singing gorillas is featured in the first episode of “Spy in the Wild 2” and shows the apes reclining amid dense foliage in a sanctuary in Uganda. As they munched on leaves and stems, they hummed to themselves in contentment, accompanying their vegetarian meal with a vocal “chorus of appreciation,” according to the episode’s narrator.
And the gorillas produced a chorus of mealtime music in more ways than one. Under the spy robot’s watchful camera eye, the great apes also revealed that they were extremely gassy, punctuating their dinner with near-constant bursts of flatulence.
Ooh, it’s all so simply marvelous…