Gorilla mesmerised by pictures of other gorillas on smartphone

Billie Cohen

The science community - and anyone with a Facebook account - has long believed that gorillas exhibit a lot of extremely human behaviours. Not only can these great apes communicate through sign language, create paintings, and laugh, but it turns out they’re also addicted to smartphones.

In a video that surfaced this week, a young man at the Louisville Zoo held his phone up to the glass to show Jelani the gorilla some photos. It’s fascinating to watch: The gorilla is not only quick to understand what’s going on and eager to see what’s on the phone, but when he’s done looking at each image, he prompts the young man to scroll to the next one.

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What could Jelani have been so engrossed by? Photos of other gorillas.

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This article originally appeared on Yahoo Travel.