Watch gibbons freak out about a rat scurrying through their enclosure


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/19/watch-gibbons-freak-out-about.html


#2

I once saw a squirrel move along the edge of the gibbon enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo. The gibbon wasn’t so much freaked out as looking for a non-approved snack. And he came mighty close to getting one.


#3

Those gibbons freak me out.


#4

I don’t blame them. Heck, if I saw a rodent in my home I’d probably freak out like that, including the weird arm movements.


#5

There was a mouse that interrupted church on Easter, my kid told me. Lots of squealing, though not from the mouse. They ended up shooing it outside.


#6

I see your “gibbons freak out over a rat” and raise you one "red panda freaks out over a bug on a rock."


#7

I don’t see anything about a bug.

And The Rock can be scary. I wouldn’t mess with him either. :wink:


#8

A video of people running and screaming because of a rat is much more entertaining.


#9

I’m more freaked out about the Under Armour. That company is a 45 supporter.

Come to think of it you might be a little happy about the caliber that you selected for your nom.


#10

Came here to say the exact same thing.


#11

Assuming that he is posing with a magazine soon after it was released, it is from the halcyon days when no one seriously thought Trump would win.


#12

I was flabbergasted. I assured a friend on the phone that very night.
The red ones will flip, I told her.
Texas is going purple, I told her.

I am often wrong.


#13

And here I thought it might be more news about Senator Leach.


#14

They move eerily like a cost-reduced spider that had to be implemented with only half of its leg budget; but is using the original movement algorithms to the degree possible.


#15

What freaks me out, like a hand-waving gibbon chasing a rat, is how many times articles or blog posts are repeated in prior blog pages.

I went back 15 pages, and found on pages 8 through 15 many duplicate posts that showed up later, repeatedly, on more recent blog pages.

What the hell gives with that?


#16

Well said.


#17

$$$$$$$$


#18

As a zoo chaser, I give you this video, serendipitously shot by yours truly. Warning, NSFE (not safe for elephants). https://youtu.be/M5JHhaEsjqA.


#19

That was pretty boring.


#20

IIRC elephants communicate social status and their mood using their dongs. It’s part of their body language, like a dog’s tail. Or a cat’s ears.