Visitors to New York City’s Bronx Zoo’s “Congo Gorilla Forest” exhibit were left tongue-tied last week when two gorillas decided to partake in a little afternoon delight.
In an episode right out of “Gorillas Gone Wild,” the gorillas got down and dirty in front of a group of unsuspecting onlookers, including adults and children.
And the Bronx Zoo may want to rename itself the Bronxxx Zoo.
The 44-seconds of gorilla gratification footage was captured by a father who was at the zoo on a family outing with his wife, son, niece, and four-year-old daughter.
The videographer, who chose to remain anonymous, told the New York Post:
“I was shocked and had no idea that was a “natural act.”
My wife had to stay out of the exhibit with my sleeping son, so I wanted to capture a lot of video. Then this magic happened.”
And the “magic” of which he speaks is a whole lot less Disney and a whole lot more Magic Mike.
Let’s set the scene, shall we?
At first glance, it’s a typical day in the Congo Gorilla Forest enclosure. The camera focuses on a large gorilla strolling around in the background and then pans in on two gorillas in the foreground.
One of the gorillas reaches out to the other one and gently pushes it backward.
The sounds of “Awwww” from onlookers can be heard in the background.
Those sounds of “Awwww” quickly turn to sounds of horror, however, as onlookers start to realize what’s “going down.” The gorilla. That’s what’s going down.
And the gorilla exhibit has just gone from PG to X-rated. Forget the lions, and tigers, and bears. Oh my…
For anyone walking into the viewing area at this exact moment, the gorilla exhibit looked a lot less like a scene from Mutual Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and a whole lot more like a scene out of a PornHub film.
— Mike Hsu (@MikeHsuAAF) September 24, 2021
Prompting one Tweeter to recommend that the zoo may want to consider supplementing its income by creating its own OnlyFans account:
— bevysmith (@bevysmith) September 24, 2021
As the amorous apes’ very public display of affection continues, parents turn their children away from the window.
One father can be heard hilariously exclaiming,
“Oh no! Oh my god! Oh no, don’t look Josie.”
Other adults are a bit more “tongue-tied” and can only giggle and howl with laughter as the gorilla being serviced closes its eyes, curls its toes, and thrusts its hips, clearly deriving pleasure from its “friend with benefits.”
The primate peep-show proves to be a “quickie” and is over almost as soon as it begins, but not before it’s given zoo-goers an exhibit they’ll likely never forget.
And probably prompted a few discussions about the birds and the bees.
According to author and professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Steven D. Pinkerton, sex for pleasure in apes is not uncommon.
Of one particular type of ape, the bonobos, he writes in his book “Sexual Nature/Sexual Culture”:
“Bonobos behave as if they have read the Kama Sutra — performing every position and variation one can imagine.”
As for gorillas? Clearly, they’re no strangers to salacious acts.
And they’re not the only ones in the wild kingdom that like to get down and get wild once in a while.
According to the BBC, oral sex is actually quite common.
In an article entitled, Do Animals Have Sex For Pleasure, the author states:
“Oral sex also occurs with some frequency throughout the animal kingdom.
It’s been observed in primates, spotted hyenas, goats and sheep. Female cheetahs and lions lick and rub the males’ genitals as a part of their courtship ritual.
Oral sex is also well known among short-nosed fruit bats.”
It has also been observed between two captive male brown bears who lived together in an enclosure at a sanctuary in Croatia.
Just in case this wasn’t enough information you never needed on the sex life of gorillas, here are a couple more facts:
- Contrary to their large stature, gorillas are not well-endowed. Not even a little bit. (And yes, I googled it. I’m sure to regret this later when I start seeing targeted ads in my Facebook feed.) The average length of an erect gorilla penis is only 1.25 inches.
- Gorillas are polygamous and males will have sex with multiple females.
- According to primatologist Frans de Waal, primates also enjoy genital-to-genital rubbing, mutual masturbation, and French kissing.
- Gorillas are one of the only other species to have sex in the missionary position with partners of either the same or opposite sex.
Sex is a natural act so it’s only natural that we would observe it in nature. Even if that nature happens to be the middle of the Bronx Zoo.
You can view the NSFW gorilla “encounter” here: