Gorilla in a Pool – level 3

03-07-2017 07:00

Zola is a 14-year-old gorilla at the Dallas Zoo in the USA that is the youngest of four gorillas in the zoo’s bachelor troop. He is also famous for his funny antics on viral videos.

In a new video, a zookeeper films him spinning and splashing in a large wading pool. The zookeepers say that his movements show that he is feeling playful and happy.

The pool is one of many enrichment items that zookeepers use to engage the primates.

Difficult words: antics (behaviours), viral video (a video that is seen in many places by many people), bachelor troop (a group of male gorillas), enrichment (high-interest or high-quality), primate (the type of animals that gorillas are a part of).
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