Gorillas Protect Their Babies As The Skies Pour In Riverbanks Zoo

A video of gorillas trying to avoid rain went viral on social media. The gorillas were from the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina. The video showed two of the females clutch their babies in their arms to protect them from the water.

In the video, a gorilla named Acacia is the first to brave the rain and walk gingerly into the indoor area of the enclosure. Next is Macy with little Mo, and then Kazi carrying ZaKota – all displaying a human like revulsion to the rain.

The male dominant silverback gorilla, Cenzoo, waits till everyone else is inside before going in himself.


The video was first shared on Facebook by zoo employee Brooke Hunsinger, and then on the official Riverbanks Zoo and Garden page. The clip collected millions of views and thousands of comments since being shared online.

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