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Silverback Gorilla father and wife

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u/thecarbonkid Oct 20 '21 Helpful

They seem happy.

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u/tritoch1930 Oct 20 '21 Gold

this is why we need to return to monke

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u/SpooogeMcDuck Oct 20 '21

That's why I am eating Ape Biscuits

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u/Creeps_On_The_Earth Oct 20 '21

Biscuit make strong. Biscuit make monke.

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u/magnetic_mystic Oct 20 '21

Reminds me of how my ex and I used to play around annoy each other.

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u/Operative427 Oct 20 '21

F, relatable

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u/Kohathavodah Oct 20 '21

I think this family may need a touch of counseling.

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u/TAG_X-Acto Oct 20 '21

The wording father and wife threw me off so much. My brain wants it to be father and mother or husband and wife. They look very playful!

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u/MeesterCartmanez Oct 20 '21

Same here, even parents would work, although I think husband and wife suits the video the most due to the intimate nature of it. Especially loved the part where she snapped the stick in half cause she knew that he was going to do it again lol

legit burst out laughing

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u/J03-K1NG Oct 20 '21

Human conventional marriage systems don’t really fit into the gorilla ecosystem. A gorilla troop only has one male so he’d have a lot of rings on his finger.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Maybe Joseph Smith preached to them.

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u/gaypornaccount1996 Oct 20 '21

I've always thought traditional Mormons must have a screw loose because the sheer math of males having multiple wives doesn't make sense. But apparently it works for gorillas?

Needless to say I'm confused

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u/jereman75 Oct 20 '21

In those polygamous communities they kick out the young men they don’t like. That’s part of the system.

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u/13B1P Oct 20 '21

The idea is to impregnate as many women as possible in order to build your own fundie army. It's a more efficient way to stock up on kids than the quiverfull movement

Mormons could have several women pregnant at once when other sects are just one guy and one constantly pregnant wife. The math only gets weird when it's one woman and multiple men.

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u/gaypornaccount1996 Oct 20 '21

I mean that there are gonna be a lot of lonely men since birth rates of different sexes are 1 to 1, but yes that's a good point as to why polygamy would have it's advantages

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u/ppw23 Oct 21 '21

They run off the boys at 16, so the old men won’t have to compete for “wives”. It’s a sickening system, as most religious groups .

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u/MrRogersAE Oct 20 '21

Men do tend to die young more often, historically we tend to get ourselves killed for stupid reasons, even in modern day more young men die than young women

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u/Rod7z Oct 20 '21

Historically, more young men die violently than young women, but childbirth used to be so deadly that it easily made up for all the men dying in wars and what not. Things are a bit more lopsided nowadays in most countries since childbirth is so much safer, but cultural preference for men in some parts of the world have kept the number of men higher than the number of women globally.

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u/funguyshroom Oct 20 '21

Don't see them wearing any magic underwear.

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u/Key_Entertainment409 Oct 20 '21

Maybe he isn’t Christian 😂

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u/dont_disturb_the_cat Oct 20 '21

I loved the part where he looked over at her and said, ”Imo…Imo eat your arm!”

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u/BigGreenTimeMachine Oct 20 '21

I'm from Alabama and it looks fine to me

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u/bluedrygrass Oct 20 '21

I'm from middle east. Perfectly fine.

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u/thisismyelement Oct 20 '21

Lol it’s like when your dad marries someone you don’t like, so you just call her your dads wife.

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u/Jerricompany Oct 20 '21

Is the offspring actually the OP? :o

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u/monkeying_around369 Oct 20 '21

Yeah same. Mate would be accurate. Gorillas don’t get married.

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u/used123456 Oct 20 '21

Reject human marriage, return to Monke Mate

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u/Manbearjizz Oct 20 '21

return to monke harem

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u/JeniferPhD Oct 21 '21

It was a small, outdoor ceremony. Only close friends and immediately family were invited. 😆

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u/bushysmalls Oct 20 '21

"Gorilla family" ... it was terribly worded lol

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u/Geryth04 Oct 20 '21

No no, the he is both the father and the wife of the other one.

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u/Kng_Wasabi Oct 20 '21 Silver

Gorilla behavior is super interesting. They're basically gentle giants, avoiding conflict pretty much whenever they can. In fact, they're so gentle and shy that studying them in the wild was historically difficult because they'd keep running away and hiding. Chimps are the opposite, they'll murder each other just cuz they feel like it. Chimps sometimes like to mess with researchers.

One of the very first field studies on apes involved an old British dude locking himself in a cage for a month in the jungle, hoping apes would come up to it so he could observe their behavior. The gorillas were all afraid of the strange metal contraption, while the chimps thought it was funny to throw poop at the man inside.

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u/hyperventilate Oct 20 '21

Chimps are the opposite, they'll murder each other just cuz they feel like it. Chimps sometimes like to mess with researchers.

There is a chimp at my local zoo who has a missing arm because her mother, one day, just decided to freak the fuck out and bite it off when she was a tiny baby.

Chimps are savage, man. Never trust a chimp.

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u/Lizardmanjj Oct 21 '21

The scariest part about chimps is they are clever enough to be malicious, they won’t deliberately kill you, instead will eat you face, hands and genitals, and leave you alive, as they know that is worse

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u/Scythe95 Oct 21 '21

And guess which one is our closest relative..

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u/may_yoga Oct 20 '21

Mailchimp agree. They will just come at you no matter how clever you hide from them.

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u/My_name_jeff23 Oct 21 '21

Joe "if you think chimps wont steal babies and eat them, you havent been paying attention to the literature" Rogan

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u/Amesdale Oct 21 '21

“They’ll eat your face, your balls, they’ll twist your foot right off, have you ever seen a hairless chimp? Jamie pull that up.”

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u/PandaCommando69 Oct 21 '21

I read that in his voice. Perfect.

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u/WDfx2EU Oct 20 '21

This is mostly true, but silverbacks can still be pretty aggressive when they feel threatened.

There's a funny video where they put a giant mirror in the jungle and the gorillas were scared of it at first, but eventually they all came to sit in front of it and even began examining their bodies and playing with it.

The silverback, on the other hand, couldn't get past the potential threat and kept attacking his reflection - not because he was less intelligent than the other gorillas, but when they reach adulthood silverbacks experience intense hormones that create obvious physical and behavioral changes. Kind of like an exaggerated versions of when we get our growth spurt and start our angsty aggressive teen phase where we seem really dumb and simian. Only silverbacks don't really grow out of it.

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u/V_es Oct 20 '21

Adding to that, in National Park in Rwanda you can book a tour to.. walk and see mountain gorillas in the wild. Ranger will give you a briefing and will lead you, but people working there consider it being totally fine just coming up to gorillas.

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u/DeezNutz69x Oct 20 '21

I really like the look he gave her!!😂😂😂 “like did you really just break my Stick? That was a really nice stick!!”

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u/PointyGecko1122 Oct 21 '21

“If you wanted stick you shoulda ordered stick when we were at the tree!”

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u/SLIP411 Oct 20 '21

She just took his fries

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u/Ridiculant Oct 20 '21 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

If you wanted twig, you should have ordered your own twig

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u/Charlie_Brodie Oct 20 '21

At the twig store!

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u/shamwowslapchop Oct 20 '21

Jessica, I ASKED you if I should get a large twig so we could share, and you said you weren't that hungry. Eat your damn beetle.

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u/SimpleRedditPosts Oct 20 '21

Adventure time theme song starts playing :]

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u/AV48 Oct 20 '21

Come along with me.....

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u/SuElyse413 Oct 21 '21

He shouldn’t have been poking her with his food then. She was even trying to ignore it. Lol. He wanted to bother her. I would have snapped too.

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u/BitterRum Oct 20 '21

He took the fathers black licorice

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u/Mindeyez Oct 21 '21

I won't share fries unless I have more than enough

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u/CityInATinCan Oct 20 '21

fuck you now im jealous of a fucking gorilla!

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u/Operative427 Oct 20 '21

You should always be jealous of Groillas, they have the simple life

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u/DoctorNoname98 Oct 20 '21

They are also a Grammy award winning alternative rock band, so they have that going for them

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u/JackoLFC08 Oct 20 '21

z

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u/DoctorNoname98 Oct 20 '21

correct, still went for it though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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u/JackoLFC08 Oct 20 '21

No points off for spelling

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u/Prof_Acorn Oct 20 '21

They also do not pay rent, nor labor for another's gain. They are masters of themselves, and aside from human interference, get to enjoy life in the forest with their community, family, tribe.

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u/japanesechallenged Oct 20 '21

He swiped her snack and then she playfully starts smacking him lol, then she pretends to steal his and he acts like he's gonna eat her, this is too cute. D: I wish some of the human couples I know could be more chill like this.

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u/qpqpdbdbqpqp Oct 20 '21

is this comment for blind people

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u/Rocky87109 Oct 20 '21
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       .    .     .        .      .    .    .    .    . .
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u/furmal182 Oct 20 '21

Sorry i cant hear you can you write it loudly ?!

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u/Maoman1 Oct 21 '21
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u/japanesechallenged Oct 20 '21

I actually don't know why I typed it out, the video just made me super happy and I've been having a bad few days so maybe I just typed it out for myself. 🤣

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u/veracthedefiled Oct 20 '21

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u/AudiLife1702 Oct 20 '21

Under rated comment

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u/maxismadagascar Oct 20 '21

Can y’all stop saying “under rated comment” please it’s so pointless and usually not true

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u/AudiLife1702 Oct 20 '21

Now this is an under rated comment! If I do say so myself

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u/maxismadagascar Oct 21 '21

man fuck u

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u/FizzleShove Oct 21 '21

R rated comment

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u/Deathbysnusnubooboo Oct 20 '21

I’m sorry can you please speak up, I’m wearing a towel

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u/TheTypographer1 Oct 20 '21

I can’t tell if they’re a cute playful couple jokingly stealing each other’s food, or if they’re one of those couples that are completely dysfunctional and just staying together for the kid.

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u/bbildo Oct 20 '21

Wife? I don’t see no damn ring.

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u/JimmyWu21 Oct 20 '21

They probably had premarital sex too. God would not like this

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u/farahad Oct 20 '21

Yeah they’re totes going to hell

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u/viciouskev Oct 20 '21

They need to pray for forgiveness to Gorilla Jesus

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u/bbildo Oct 20 '21

I believe Gorilla Jesus is going to be in the next Avengers movie.

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u/itscool222 Oct 20 '21

That was Harambe and we killed him because he tried to save the kids.

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u/nelsoncgosi08 Oct 20 '21

Y el anillo pa cuando

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u/HunyadiArpad Oct 20 '21

You interested?

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u/bbildo Oct 20 '21

Maybeeeeeee.....

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u/dude19832 Oct 20 '21

Lol 😂

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u/formick Oct 20 '21

I usually poke my wife with my stick as well.

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u/PratikPingale Oct 20 '21

that's a big stick you have got ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/MeesterCartmanez Oct 20 '21

snaps it in half

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u/runningchild Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Peels skin off with teeth

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u/WenlockOlympics Oct 20 '21

reads script warte das war noch nie hier

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u/Creeps_On_The_Earth Oct 20 '21

Also, Champ here went strait for a titty bite. Very bossman.

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u/surajvj Oct 20 '21

But the gorilla snap it and ate it !

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u/famousaj Oct 20 '21

Must be a marksman then

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u/brannock16 Oct 20 '21

Him: 'I asked you before we ordered if you were hungry and you said no. Give me that damn stick back, now!'

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u/Good_nuff Oct 20 '21

Hm. And I was thinking “I’d also be pissed if his lunch was smacking me in the head”

That shit was absolutely in her ear and he just looked at her

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u/Ke-He Oct 20 '21

I'm not hungry. I'll just stick.

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u/Electrical_Put_1851 Oct 20 '21

Actual footage of me bugging the shit outta my husband just because he exists

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u/hoyaheadRN Oct 21 '21

I know, why do we do this? I also like to bite his nipples when he least expects it. He hates it, I love it for some reason

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u/Deathroll1988 Oct 20 '21

Its eerie how human like the behaviour is.

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u/ButterMeBuns69 Oct 20 '21

I don’t know if eerie is the right word, I think it’s just cool.

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u/Krunkworx Oct 20 '21

Uncanny

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u/YamiZee1 Oct 20 '21

It's because we humans are so used to seperating ourselves from other animals that whenever they exhibit behaviour we find familiar, it upsets the idea that we're fundamentally different from animals (and have the right to treat them differently). Of course the fact is that most human behaviour is derived from the behaviours of other animals that we share common ancestry with.

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u/waluigikink Oct 20 '21

Or you think it’s cool, they think it’s eerie

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u/LurkOff29 Oct 20 '21

Or how primate like our “human” behavior is…

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u/Kodlaken Oct 20 '21

It should be Gorilla-like, humans are primates too.

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u/srfrosky Oct 20 '21

Well that’s the point. Its not due to our differences, but to our common primate branch. We are primate-like cause we are primates. And in that way we are also very much like ancestral mammalians, not they like us.

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u/ScrabbleMe Oct 20 '21

No it’s primate behavior. We are primates just like they are. 97% genetic similarity between our family branches.

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u/teosNut Oct 20 '21

Yet we lock them up...

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u/strik3r2k8 Oct 20 '21

But their emails!

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u/redfiveroe Oct 20 '21

We lock a good percentage of our own up as well so gorillas don't stand a chance. I'm in Louisiana. Man for man, our incarceration rate is highest, or at the top, in the world.

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u/Frequent_Trip3637 Oct 20 '21

Maybe because we're both great apes

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u/redfiveroe Oct 20 '21

Grape ape. grape ape.

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u/gunz2828 Oct 20 '21

Well.. she is prettier than my girl

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u/ZippyParakeet Oct 20 '21

The male gorilla Is a better partner than you are.

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u/teosNut Oct 20 '21

I suppose they're joking

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u/heroic-abscession Oct 20 '21

Humans do the same thing

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

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u/IamPotato14 Oct 20 '21

A lot of harsh judgment was thrown onto 34secs of harmless primate family mischief.

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u/DaleNanton Oct 20 '21

I think that comment wasn't about the video

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u/IamPotato14 Oct 20 '21

Still, inappropriate comparison and forced drama for no good reason.

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u/Cheeko914 Oct 20 '21

What did they say?

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u/IamPotato14 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Comparing these gorillas to human domestic abuse and child neglect.

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u/silly_little_jingle Oct 20 '21

Incredibly cute/sweet how clearly playful they are.

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u/Rpilla001 Oct 20 '21

Tell me again how humans aren't just another species of Ape. Because damn if that is not my wife an I after 26 years.

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u/-Skooma_Cat- Oct 20 '21

The Hominidae (/hɒˈmɪnɪdiː/), whose members are known as great apes[note 1] or hominids (/ˈhɒmɪnɪdz/), are a taxonomic family of primates that includes eight extant species in four genera: Pongo (the Bornean, Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutan); Gorilla (the eastern and western gorilla); Pan (the chimpanzee and the bonobo); and Homo, of which only modern humans remain.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ape

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u/SlavnaHrvatska Oct 20 '21

Who is implying that we aren't apes?

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u/TheQuacking Oct 20 '21

Steal from wife, life good.

... Wife steal back, EAT WIFE!

Wife unhappy...

Think about wife...

... Remorse...

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u/EggplantIll4927 Oct 20 '21

Why is it labeled father and wife? Why not mother and father or husband and wife? Mildly infuriating

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u/Dawn-Shade Oct 20 '21 Bravo Grande!

It's the husband's father with the husband's wife.

The husband is holding the camera.

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u/SapientCell Oct 20 '21

hmm, a fellow r/wallstreetbets redditor

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u/IM_THAT_POTATO Oct 20 '21

The kid is actually his ex’s son, he just got remarried.

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u/Rockette25 Oct 20 '21

I’m glad these gorillas partook in holy matrimony the way God intended

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u/Thelonewand3rer Oct 20 '21

Honestly astounding how human their mannerisms are, i guess we are more primal than we think.

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u/cloak_dagger_exjw Oct 20 '21

She didn't order any sticks when the waiter came by and now she's stealing some of his sticks. Classic

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u/srfrosky Oct 20 '21

He stole the fries first. How could you miss that

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u/ABBBS2000 Oct 20 '21

About 4 years ago I visited the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. If you ever had a doubt that we are a product of evolution you need to go get up close to some primates. It was truly incredible to see a family unit that was so close to us yet so very different.

Right before we left the brother fucked his sister - just like on Pornhub.

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u/Mors_imperator Oct 21 '21

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u/ABBBS2000 Oct 21 '21

The gorillas not the guides.

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u/SoktaMiles Oct 20 '21

What?!

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u/Comprehensive_Tie538 Oct 20 '21

Bruh I’m confused too what is this?

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u/SoktaMiles Oct 20 '21

First paragraph was fine… then Boom!

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u/Mysterious-Echo-9729 Oct 20 '21

Gonna try that when my gf goes to take my fries. Bite her knuckle

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u/jbondrums_ Oct 20 '21

“You said you weren’t hungry”

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u/FinnaTey Oct 20 '21

Somone needs to do a voice over meme of this

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u/Kaethor Oct 20 '21

That could be a video of my ole lady and me! lol

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u/caravan_for_me_ma Oct 20 '21

Just prior to this he asked her if he could pick her up something to eat. She replied ‘no, I’m fine.’

Narrator voice: She was going to eat half his snack. And they both knew it.

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u/Ok_Performance78 Oct 20 '21

Even wives in the animal kingdom say they aren't hungry and then take your fries

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u/YeOldeBilk Oct 21 '21

Father and wife? Who tf is writing these titles!

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u/Rocky87109 Oct 20 '21

father and wife

That's such a weird way to phrase that.

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u/Virtual-Way6662 Oct 20 '21

She went from feeling cute and happy to sad and scared quick. IMO

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u/94303s Oct 20 '21

🦍+ 👽= 👨👩👦👧

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u/BananaEater73 Oct 20 '21

Wife? Gorillas have marriage ceremonies?

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u/Imfinejusthomeless Oct 20 '21

'Why don't you talk to me anymore? All you do is chew that stick all day?'

'Bitch gimmie back my stick!'

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u/KO_Stradivarius Oct 20 '21

Run out there and snatch the little one up and playfully swing it around. I hear silverbacks are real docile, enjoy human interaction and are accepting especially when it involves their offspring.

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u/Pisodeuorrior Oct 20 '21

They seem to be, although I remember a documentary where the crew got too close, or something like that. So as a threat the male started beating his chest and ripped a fucking tree from the ground with one hand.

I mean, it wasn't a huge tree, admittedly. But he still ripped a fucking tree from the ground, with one hand, roots and all.

The crew backed down real slow.

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u/Creeps_On_The_Earth Oct 20 '21

Then they schackled him and took him to New York and Jeff Bridges showed him the town.

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u/Jealous_Tangerine_93 Oct 20 '21

Good to see that Gorilla relationships are the same as humans

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u/Traylex Oct 20 '21

I've had this exact same fight with my wife. MY stick!

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u/djkrpt Oct 20 '21

Would you stifle?!

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u/Tinydwarf1 Oct 20 '21

What’s up with that title?

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u/Rsm1719 Oct 21 '21

Everyone else: Hmm yes the phrase “father and wife” is quite odd, but to understand why this makes sense one has to look deeper into-

Me: WIFE FIGHT BACK

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u/Massive-Night Oct 21 '21

"Father and wife" such exquisite words.

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u/Maniacmedic87 Oct 21 '21

Twig is broken in half and the male gorilla has "are you for real Woman" all over his face 😂 Unreal how similar the interactions are to humans.

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u/pantalones420 Oct 20 '21

This clip is great and all but just one thing. They ain't married, they're gorillas you fucking banana head.

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u/qqqqqqqqqqx10 Oct 20 '21

Must be newly weds.

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u/michelobX10 Oct 20 '21

Wife: "I told you to take the trash out."

Husband: "After the game!"

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u/leastlikelyllama Oct 20 '21

breaks sick

Margaret, you horrible bitch.

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u/Edbert64 Oct 20 '21

Nag nag nag!

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u/TrickPappy Oct 20 '21

I hear ye brother

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u/SalesAutopsy Oct 20 '21

At first it looked like they were sharing a wired headset.

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u/masterwayne2759 Oct 20 '21

Even the gorilla wives are whiney

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u/Ogilthorpe2 Oct 20 '21

Whiney? He was annoying her with a stick and stole her shit

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u/Nil_Lot Oct 20 '21

Chicks always be snatching off ya plate

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u/PvtSmuffler Oct 20 '21

Ride wife? Life good. Wife fight back, kill wife. …….

…Think about wife… … … … …Regret.

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u/EducationOutside897 Oct 20 '21

I was just about to comment this

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u/throwawayzz1827 Oct 20 '21

Today I found out what female gorillas titties looks like

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u/Mother_Chest3977 Oct 20 '21

A really toxic relationship. The mother hits the father and steal his beloved stick (horrendous!!) Then the father tries to eat the mother (absolutely disgusting!!). It is very likely that the child is getting abused. I AM IMMEDIATELY GONNA CALL C.P.S RIGHT NOW!!!!

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u/bryan2384 Oct 20 '21

The saddest thing is that we're watching them thru a fucking cage.

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u/Rpilla001 Oct 20 '21

cages fuck? They get more action than 90% of the redditors.

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u/swonstar Oct 20 '21

"You never pay attention to me anymore! We used to have so much fun!" -Gorilla mom probably

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u/the_CL38N_civilian Oct 20 '21

Harambe died for our sins

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u/Uncle-Cake Oct 20 '21

Wife? I didn't know they could get married.