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The Reason Why You Should Not Beat Your Chest In Front Of A Gorilla

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This little girl, along with her family, is visiting the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. Excited at seeing the gorillas, which are separated from the visitors by a supposedly break-proof glass window, she starts beating her chest. For gorillas, beating your chest can be interpreted as showing your superiority over them or challenging them to a fight. Kijito, the 375- lb. male silverback gorilla who was watching the little girl’s actions does not appear amused and suddenly runs towards the girl and violently tries to smash the window. See what happens to the window and the visitors do next. 

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