Lope the dancing gorilla
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Dancing gorilla video from Twycross Zoo goes viral

A dancing gorilla video has gone viral with more than one million people viewing the pirouetting primate.

Helen Fairhead captured the charming footage of the three-year-old gorilla, called Lope, on a visit to Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.

More than one million people have watched the video on Facebook with hundreds leaving comments.

The zoo's director of life sciences Dr Charlotte Macdonald said Lope's "dance" is evidence of him playing - an important aspect of young apes' behaviour.

  • 13 Apr 2016
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