r/interestingasfuck Dec 01 '22 Today I Learned 1

Zoo visitors trying to hide from Bokito, a male Gorilla who escaped his enclosure to attack a woman who visited him daily since he was a baby, making eye contact and smiling at him. After the attack, he walked towards the restaurant and waited there until he was captured. He didn't hurt anyone else /r/ALL

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u/Ed_Random Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

This happened at our local zoo. The woman was 'in love' with Bokito and was pretty severely injured. He was transferred from Berlin (where he also escaped) when he was about 9.

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u/Jackthejew Dec 01 '22 Giggle

Imagine you’re the gorilla and you wake up one day and you’re like “holy fuck it’s this bitch again”

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u/Sure_Trash_ Dec 02 '22 Silver

I don't have to imagine. I work in an office.

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u/PolothaPug Dec 02 '22

😂😂😂😂

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u/mosstalgia Dec 01 '22

Every day. Poor dude.

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u/NatakuNox Dec 02 '22

He's like, stay away from my family! Beats her up hoping the message would get across 💀

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u/mosstalgia Dec 02 '22

Genuinely, this woman needs to be banned from approaching this animal. This might be the first realistic case for an animal to be granted a restraining order against a human being. She is plainly causing him annoyance and distress, and should not be permitted to to continue.

She should be kept away for her own safety also. It would seem she is not capable of making rational decisions when it comes to her interest in this animal, and her obsession is putting other humans as well as the animal involved at risk, so someone needs to step in for the protection of herself, Bokito, the zoo staff, and the public.

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u/martinj2791 Dec 02 '22

He needs to get a restraining order.

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u/mosstalgia Dec 02 '22

Might be the first case for an animal to be granted one! I don't know if any lawyer would take the case, but this should be solved by the zoo regardless. They have a duty of care to their animals. This woman's obsession is causing harm to the animal and endangering the general public. (The fact that Bokito didn't hurt anyone else is a blessing, not a guarantee.) She needs to be banned from this zoo and any subsequent zoos he is moved to as a precaution.

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u/ankamarawolf Dec 02 '22

In gorilla language she was literally showing up daily and threatening him.

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u/RakeishSPV Dec 02 '22

Yeah that's what I was thinking - eye contact and showing teeth is literally a challenge, and she did this daily for years!

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22 edited Jan 03 '23

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u/Pukkidyr Dec 02 '22 Helpful

I mean him wanting to fuck her up in particular is a kind of special bond

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Jan 03 '23 I'll Drink to That

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u/TheOrchidsAreAlright Dec 02 '22

It's pretty cool that he has a nemesis. She is his Godzilla

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

More like Mecha-Streisand.

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u/Playful-Natural-4626 Dec 02 '22

Also, bearing teeth is almost universally a bad thing with animals.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

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u/External_Industry509 Dec 02 '22

All the gorilla knows is he is being stalked by a human that stares him down and bares her teeth at him. He’s been having nightmares about her since he was young.

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u/ColtS117 Dec 02 '22

Aw, hell. I’d probably do the same if I thought someone was stalking me, challenging me, and threatening to eat me.

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u/wafflesareforever Dec 01 '22

She monkeyed around and found out

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u/Revolutionary-Mud194 Dec 01 '22

Freakin‘ stalker - as a lawyer I would argue the gorilla only used self defense

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u/4mellowjello Dec 01 '22

You’d need to be a gorilla lawyer first tho

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u/whatproblems Dec 01 '22

is that similar to bird law?

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u/elzmuda Dec 01 '22

Well we’re all hungry, going to get to our hot plates soon enough

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u/ATee184 Dec 01 '22

I’ve heard of bird law, but never gorilla law

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u/ajonudaw Dec 01 '22

That is one of the most disturbing things I read on Reddit. Imagine him seeing her back smiling at him after he mauled her.

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u/BadgerHooker Dec 01 '22

Sounds like something from an A24 movie lol

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u/Over-Pass-976 Dec 02 '22

Oh my god, you're so right. I can actually picture a closing scene where the gorilla wakes up beneath the window in his new enclosure and hears a tapping behind him. He rolls over and it's woman with a (assumably) reattached face, all scarred, slowly drumming her fingers against the glass, as the camera slowly zooms in on her oddly wide smile while a string symphony crescendos.

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u/Apprehensive_View891 Dec 01 '22

I seriously wish this was the most disturbing things I’ve read on Reddit. They haunt me

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u/Goldilocks1454 Dec 01 '22

He tried to wipe that smile off of her face

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u/Darko_001 Dec 01 '22

How did the zoo not ban her? I thought I knew the whole story but I didn’t know she was antagonizing him his whole life against his will. Wow.

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u/gambino_omerta Dec 01 '22

When he saw her show up in the Netherlands with bandages on her face he was like bruhhh

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u/UnplugTheKitty Dec 01 '22

Dis bitch

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u/SacredBinChicken Dec 01 '22

God damn stage 5 clinger bitch is back!

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u/CyborgHyena Dec 01 '22 Silver Wholesome Spit-take

Imagine getting Stockholm syndrome in the Netherlands from a gorilla from Berlin.

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u/ic11il Dec 01 '22

Yeah! Quite a tour of Europe!

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u/OutAndABoot Dec 01 '22

That isn't Stockholm syndrome. That's just obsessive behavior indicative of mental illness.

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u/JohnDoses Dec 01 '22

Like the people who marry the Eiffel Tower?

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u/PsychologicalSoil198 Dec 01 '22

HEY that’s my husband you’re talking about!!

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u/RK9990 Dec 01 '22

Stockholm syndrome? The one I feel sorry for is the gorilla. She's the one he couldn't escape

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u/sabersquirl Dec 01 '22

I get the joke, but it was really the gorilla who was the hostage in this situation.

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u/Fakeanneboleyn Dec 01 '22

Why don’t they ban her? She’s stalking a gorilla and pissing it off so much that it snapped. This poor gorilla clearly wants to be rid of this woman.

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u/Jamestardeef Dec 01 '22

Smiling and eye contact are both perceived as an act of aggression by gorillas. We naturally do these things when we express good feelings. It must be really hard to untrain our innate natural behaviors when working with gorillas. I'd wear a face mask and shades 😅

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u/willie_caine Dec 01 '22

They make (made?) special cardboard glasses with eyeholes for gorilla viewing. The glasses have pictures on the front of eyes looking away, so gorillas won't freak out.

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u/NickeKass Dec 01 '22

It must be really hard to untrain our innate natural behaviors when working with gorillas. I'd wear a face mask and shades

Grow up in an abusive household where looking at someone was seen as a challenging their authority but looking away from them was seen as disrespecting them. Both result in an asswhopping and both get you to learn body language real well.

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u/whereami40 Dec 02 '22

I hope you're doing so much better now.

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u/paradise-trading-83 Dec 01 '22

Talk about weird case of transference. Bokito just wasn’t having it. I’m sorry she was harmed but she was duly warned. If it had been cousin Chimp she would not have survived albeit much smaller.

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u/Dazzling-Rule-9740 Dec 01 '22

Took matters into his own hands when he couldn’t get a restraining w.

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u/Lazy-Care-9129 Dec 01 '22

The Antwerp zoo refused access and revoked the season ticket of a woman, after repeatedly asking her to stop visiting Chita the chimpansee as her relationship is harmful to the animal. She also claimed to have “a special bond” with Chita and that they love each other.

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u/LaughableIKR Dec 01 '22 Gold

Just a clarification... The woman was warned to stop making eye contact... From Wikipedia:

The woman who was attacked had been a regular visitor to the great apes' enclosure, visiting an average of four times per week. She had a habit of touching the glass that separated the public from the gorillas while making eye contact with Bokito and smiling at him. Although smiling is often associated with submissive or non-aggressive behavior in gorillas, eye contact is a practice that is discouraged by primatologists, as apes are likely to interpret eye contact as a challenge or a form of aggressive display. Zoo employees had previously warned her against doing this, but she continued, claiming a special bond with him: in an interview with De Telegraaf she said, "When I smile at him, he smiles back"

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u/Rare4orm Dec 01 '22 Silver Wholesome

And behind that smile the gorilla was thinking-“Soon…”

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u/mrsnihilist Dec 01 '22 Doom

I pictured a Gary Larson drawing with this caption lol

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u/blasphemingbanana Dec 01 '22

The Far Side beckons

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u/hankbaumbach Dec 01 '22

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u/xSTSxZerglingOne Dec 01 '22

Oh man, haven't laughed that hard in a while. I love Larson. I'm glad he started doing some Farside again.

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u/kingoffortlauderdale Dec 02 '22

Larson would often use the names real professors who specialize in certain fields like studying ducks in the comics. It was considered one of the highest accalades in academia.

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u/Double_Distribution8 Dec 01 '22

Tonight. You.

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u/Dreadspore43 Dec 01 '22

I want my name to be spaghetti

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u/BOiNTb Dec 01 '22

Dammit, Hand Banana.

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u/Shaunair Dec 01 '22

Probably my favorite episode.

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u/RedStarNova2 Dec 01 '22

Bokito: this one's for you harambe 👆😇

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u/Cruel_Ruin Dec 01 '22

I looked into it cus I wanted to see if the lady survived and surprisingly turns out this happened way before Harambe, back in 2007.

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u/ebbflowin Dec 01 '22

So did she survive?

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u/leprosy4444 Dec 01 '22

She was severely injured with multiple fractures and bite wounds. But survived.

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u/Clouded_vision Dec 01 '22

This was 9 years before Harambe

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u/Sad-Presentation-726 Dec 01 '22

As soon as my little chimps get older, you done bitch!

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u/Saint_Disgustus Dec 01 '22

It would've been worse if it was a chimp, smiling for them is equivalent to pointing a gun at someone

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u/Marc123123 Dec 01 '22

He was probably showing her his teeth and growling.

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u/-SEA365- Dec 01 '22

I found this super interesting that they created gorilla viewing masks. Further from wikipedia…

The week after Bokito's escape, a local health insurance company sponsored the production of 2,000 BokitoKijkers ("Bokito viewers"), paper visors which disguised the direction of the wearer's gaze. The visors were designed by advertising agency DDB Amsterdam, and won a Bronze Lion for promotional material at the 2008 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, and a Eurobest Silver at the 2007 Eurobest European Advertising Festival.

The word "bokitoproof", meaning "durable enough to resist the actions of an enraged gorilla" and by extension "durable enough to resist the actions of a non-specific extreme situation" was voted the Word of the Year for 2007 in the Netherlands.

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u/HauntedPickleJar Dec 01 '22

Thank you for posting that link!

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u/El_Fader Dec 02 '22

The cigarette really ties the look together.

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u/Pass_the_Lasagna Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

How delusional can a person be? Every day the same person comes to him and threatens him. He also shows his teeth to fight back . One day enough is enough and he snaps.

That he cannot even get rid of her after that is torture. The zoo should step up and ban her from his area.

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u/Ok_Paper8216 Dec 01 '22

What was the outcome of the attack? Is she still visiting him??

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u/Robzilla_the_turd Dec 01 '22

"...violently attacked a woman, dragging her around for tens of metres and inflicting bone fractures as well as more than a hundred bite wounds." It appears she survived but I don't believe she's a regular visitor anymore.

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u/catsandnarwahls Dec 01 '22

She is. She continued visiting even after the attack

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u/Ambitious-Fix3123 Dec 01 '22

Yeah, just looked it up and the paper quoted her as saying "He is and remains my darling" from her hospital bed after the attack.

Someone needs to get poor Bokito a restraining order

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u/kkeut Dec 01 '22

making those women who swoon over the likes of Bundy seem sane by comparison

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u/NoQuarterArcadia Dec 01 '22

Well tbf Bundy did score four touchdowns in one football game and won the very last city championship trophy that Polk High had.

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u/r2bl3nd Dec 01 '22

She's insane. She's going to get him killed like harambe. Or get herself killed. She needs help.

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u/Ok-Nefariousness8612 Dec 01 '22

She’s sick.

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u/Megmca Dec 01 '22

Yeah she needs psychiatric help.

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u/qu33fwellington Dec 01 '22

What a psycho. She needs to be banned from the zoo. Delusional.

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u/Ok_Paper8216 Dec 01 '22

“The word "bokitoproof", meaning "durable enough to resist the actions of an enraged gorilla" and by extension "durable enough to resist the actions of a non-specific extreme situation" was voted the Word of the Year for 2007 in the Netherlands.[13][14]”

Haha what?!

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u/Munnin41 Dec 01 '22

It was a pretty huge thing here

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u/Beingabummer Dec 01 '22

We pick the most influential new word every year.

In 2008 the word 'swaffelen' won which means to put your genitals (usually your cock) on something after a Dutch tourist did it on the Taj Mahal.

There are other winners like 'selfie', 'project-X party', 'Scrooge McDuck tax', 'bully vlogger', 'boomer', etc.

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u/PADDYOT Dec 01 '22 Silver

They've called off the engagement for now, just till the dust settles and Bokito calms down a bit.

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u/Psydator Dec 01 '22

Just happy Bokito is alive tbh.

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u/bostonaliens Dec 01 '22

Zips fly back up

False alarm boys

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u/what_the_junk Dec 01 '22

It’s December bruh, I haven’t had pants on all day.

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u/ThatsJustAWookie Dec 01 '22

See: Grizzly Man

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u/samo73 Dec 01 '22

Came here to say the same thing. Apparently, they've never heard of Timothy Treadwell.

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u/Fabulous-Wolf-4401 Dec 01 '22

I was fascinated by that documentary, and also very, I don't know how to say it exactly - scarred? Or scared by it. When Werner Herzog says to Timothy's friend, 'You can never listen to this recording' (of when the bears kill Timothy and his girlfriend). Just awful and also, so stupid.

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u/slightley Dec 01 '22

This doc messed with me for some reason. It had this super eerie feeling to it.. almost felt like it was fake for a lot of it. Maybe it’s because you sorta knew something bad was coming.. or because he was so weird. Anyway it stuck with me too.

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u/Diviner_Sage Dec 01 '22

Warner Herzog is such a class act. He is by far my favorite director and narrarator along with Peter Coyote. Seeing him on the Mandalorian was beyond cool as hell. The cave of forgotten dreams was such a transcendental experience for me.

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u/SipPOP Dec 01 '22

Wasn't he cool with some particular grizzlies? Then some other set of Grizzlies ran up on him? I may be misremembering.

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u/Raven_Nvrmre Dec 01 '22

It was also her first time on an extended trip and not used to being in such close proximity to wild animals. There’s so many factors that lead to their death and unfortunately it was only a matter of time.

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u/Raven_Nvrmre Dec 01 '22

Yeah he mistook his luck for knowledge. It not only cost him his life but that of his girlfriend who trusted his “knowledge.” I think what I found strange is that he takes his gf out with him and then does something like staying longer and in an area he was not as knowledgeable about. It was a recipe for the disaster that followed.

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u/mtarascio Dec 01 '22

He stayed too deep into the season and the aroma of meat coming off of him was too great for the bears trying to bulk up before hibernation to ignore.

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u/ConoRiot Dec 01 '22

Also pretty much telling educated, trained and experienced professionals that she knows better than them.

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u/Lady_Grey_Smith Dec 01 '22

She had a face to face meeting that proved her wrong. The only question is how badly injured she is from her stupidity.

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u/John-C137 Dec 01 '22

She had some fractures and a load of bite marks. Props to the gorilla for showing restraint, if he wanted to kill her he would have. Mad that he broke out, roughed her up to prove his point then calmly waited to get collected!

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u/Lady_Grey_Smith Dec 01 '22

Maybe she learned something and will stop monkeying around.

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u/mycroft16 Dec 01 '22

It's 2022, everyone knows randos on the street know more than experts with decades of experience and multiple degrees.

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u/GingerMau Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

Wow.

Imagine the ptsd this gorilla must have from an aggressive stalker harassing him every other day. For years.

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u/ddopje Dec 01 '22

Yeah he actually does show signs of distress on the regular, often times throws up his food. Pretty sad sight.

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u/Fakeanneboleyn Dec 01 '22

Omg poor guy. They really need to make things more comfortable for him.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

It's crazy how often stuff like this happens - human hubris and spaceman logic leading individuals to assume they have been chosen for a special one-off relationship with a wild animal. The few cases that immediately come to mind are Timothy Treadwell and Travis the chimp. And it *always* ends badly. There must be some particular psychological phenomena at work there, you'd think. Some reason certain people feel this overwhelming need to have human-adjacent relationships with entirely different species.

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u/Butterbuddha Dec 01 '22

I think Treadwell would have been ok if he stuck to the routine. Them bears were a different group from the ones who got used to him. He shouldn’t have overstayed his welcome. But even still you’re right, a lot of people think they’re special and forget most creatures ain’t domesticated.

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u/demarke Dec 01 '22

Yep, didn’t he stay into their mating season when they start getting more territorial when things went wrong?

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u/Butterbuddha Dec 01 '22

Yeah, later into the season than he ever had before.

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u/GaPSMAV Dec 01 '22

This exact message is why I loved Nope so much.

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u/trainednooob Dec 01 '22

Yupp fletching teeth (smiling) and making eye contact must go down really well with a Gorilla.

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u/Darryl_Lict Dec 01 '22

Yeah, I went on a gorilla watching hike in Rwanda and making eye contact and showing your teeth is the exact opposite of what your were supposed to do. Didn't get attacked by any gorillas!

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u/HermanBroodnodig Dec 01 '22

IIRC about a month ago a woman was banned from the zoo over here in Antwerp for doing this exact same thing, claiming she loves the ape (can't remember which kind) and visiting it daily.

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u/CMDR_BitMedler Dec 01 '22

See above - sounds like it was the same woman.

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u/HermanBroodnodig Dec 01 '22

Nah this one is Belgian, Antwerp is Belgium too.

Edit: they probably banned her because of this story and fear it would happen there too tho

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u/Birgen1904 Dec 01 '22

The "relationship" was causing friction in the group of chimpanzees.

She's been warned in the past, but she wouldn't listen to reason and apparently doesn't understand the zoo is acting in the best interest of the animal.

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2022/09/22/antwerp-zoo-bans-woman-with-unhealthy-relationship-with-chimp/

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u/poormisguidedfool34 Dec 01 '22

Article says too much human contact courts disrespect from other chimps. Interesting

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u/grnrngr Dec 01 '22 Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Same thing happens when an inmate gets too chummy with the guards.

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u/ProfessionalSun5549 Dec 01 '22

This is crazy but blew my mind

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u/HeleGroteAap Dec 01 '22

They banned her because the chimp was getting bullied/casted out by the rest of the group. Which obviously isn’t great for the animal

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u/WonderfulCattle6234 Dec 01 '22

She followed this one gorilla from Germany to the Netherlands. Are we sure she didn't go to Belgium next to get her fix?

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u/MyFailingSuperpower Dec 01 '22

Jesus Christ they don't have furrycons for you euros?

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u/LaughableIKR Dec 01 '22

They have Germany...😁 I'm sure they have furrycons.

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u/Bron_Bronson Dec 01 '22

Eye contact is disrespectful to gorillas. When they have their back to you that means they’re calm and showing respect. If they look you in the eyes… you’re fucked.

Gorilla probably had enough eye contact after years of that daily from the same person lol “oooh if I ever get out of here…”

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u/Chillchinchila1 Dec 01 '22

According to another comment it actually showed signs of intense stress which makes sense. To him a stalker came over to threaten him almost every day for years.

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u/JHRChrist Dec 01 '22

That’s so goddamn sad. They’re already locked up for life, and now he gets terrorized and can’t ever feel a moments peace? Jesus he probably finally attacked to defend his family once he had one. It’s like a gorilla horror movie, what with a woman just staring and smiling… 🤡🤡🤡

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u/badboy236 Dec 01 '22

Gorilla: “Man, I can’t stand that bitch. Maybe if I could just… just once…”

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u/sweetmercy Dec 01 '22

When my daughter was a baby, we went to the zoo in Minnesota. Because of some health issues at the time, I was in a chair. As it was just barely spring, the gorillas hadn't been moved to the larger outdoor enclosure, so you had to go down this ramp to see them through glass. One of them took an interest in my daughter, which made me apprehensive, but he was just sitting across from us, gently touching the glass with a finger, and the lady who worked there told us he'd always had a fascination with babies. Then my now ex came and took her from my arms. Apparently that was very offensive to the gorilla, who then went to the back of the enclosure and came charging at the glass, pounding it with a fist solidly. That was enough to convince me to leave.

Not long after, when he was moved to the outdoor enclosure, that same gorilla briefly escaped. He didn't harm anyone or even behave threateningly towards anyone. There was a rumor he did steal a baby doll. This was in 1994. His name was Casey II. I've never forgotten it.

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u/Amerlis Dec 01 '22

Might have a soft spot for the little ones, and considered your ex taking your daughter out off your arms a threat to the kid.

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u/judasmachine Dec 01 '22

Male gorillas have been observed taking and killing babies. Poor Casey II probably thought that was what he was witnessing.

EDIT: I don't even qualify as an armchair zoologist. I just watch a lot of docs.

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u/TheDrunkenWitch Dec 01 '22

That's definitely what happened. I sadly wouldn't doubt that Casey II has hella past trauma as a baby himself and this triggered that response. Maybe Casey II was also swiped from mamas arms :c

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u/amdamanofficial Dec 02 '22

Why are you making me cry reddit :(

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u/Blenderx06 Dec 02 '22

Aw they should've just given him some baby dolls.

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u/TalcMine Dec 01 '22

The word "bokitoproof", meaning "durable enough to resist the actions of an enraged gorilla" and by extension "durable enough to resist the actions of a non-specific extreme situation" was voted the Word of the Year for 2007 in the Netherlands.

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u/mz3 Dec 01 '22

Fuck, that's one historic gorilla.

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u/zulamun Dec 01 '22

The year after the word of the year was 'swaffelen', which means slapping your dick against something... some Dutch tourist 'swaffeled' the Taj Mahal and got arrested and ofcourse it made the news and afterwords an entry in the dictionary.

We're a weird bunch.

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u/page395 Dec 01 '22

Damn he got Covid last year… wild lol

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u/Articulationized Dec 01 '22

Imagine being in prison and having a stranger show up every day just to watch you and smile at you.

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u/EchoVixen Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

If I recall correctly, smiling and showing teeth is a sign of intimidation for primates.. doing that every day, no wonder he broke out and went for her. Hope she's okay though.

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u/crazykewlaid Dec 01 '22

Smiling is a sign of fear and weakness in primates I think, but eye contact is the opposite, normally primates lower their head and act scared when they show their teeth, unless they are literally like banshee snarling and thats usually obvious aggression cause they keep their eye contact for sure then, that's like the rage mode

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u/AaronkeenerwasR1GHT Dec 01 '22

Chimps bare teeth as a hostility gorillas not so much.

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u/MilitantTeenGoth Dec 01 '22

Not for gorillas, they actually consider smiling a good thing. It's the eye contact that pisses them off

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u/EchoVixen Dec 01 '22

I didn't know that, thanks for informing me. :)

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u/gurknowitzki Dec 01 '22

Working theory here. Gorilla thought ‘It’s her. She’s the one behind my incarceration. Mocking me with her stupid smile.’

Source: my back is very hairy

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u/MamaFen Dec 01 '22

According to the news story, he sat on her and bit her multiple times before keepers tranked him.

Had he really meant to go all-in, they'd have needed a paint scraper to gather up what was left of that lady.

This is about as polite and restrained as a gorilla can be.

"Woman, you've been staring right into my face, challenging me, for YEARS. I'm giving you one final warning to STOP. Now have a nice day."

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u/SweetReference__ Dec 01 '22

“He is and remains my darling,” the paper quoted the woman as saying from her hospital bed, where she is being treated for bite wounds and a broken arm and wrist.

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u/chemknife Dec 01 '22

Saying those words alone should have had her sent to a mental health center.

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u/paradise-trading-83 Dec 01 '22

But I guess precautions were taken there was a gent who raised Kwibi a gorilla from babyhood and released him to the wild when it was time. He went back 5 years later & called out to him & was tentative but Kwibi was overjoyed & even lined up his little family as Aspinall was boating out back to civilization.

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u/Namarokh6816 Dec 01 '22

I remember that story. It was so cool!

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u/nlnj_a Dec 01 '22

Probably a different story if you raise an animal and spend most of your time with them as a bond vs someone stalking you and you have no idea what the heck they are insulting you for. But who knows 🤷‍♂️ humans are crazy too.

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u/MastaGarza Dec 01 '22

Being locked up changes you.

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u/e9967780 Dec 01 '22

“He is and remains my darling,” the paper quoted the woman as saying from her hospital bed, where she is being treated for bite wounds and a broken arm and wrist. The 11-year old male gorilla burst out of its enclosure on Friday and went on a rampage in the zoo’s cafeteria before being recaptured.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gorilla-idUSL2047309520070521

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u/d3athpr0xy Dec 01 '22

Dear god someone fucking get a restraining order for Bokito. Ban this woman from zoos with gorillas.

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u/hinglemccringlebari Dec 01 '22

That part about just sitting at the restaurant and awaiting his recapture makes me so incredibly sad.

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u/someguyfromtheuk Dec 01 '22

I wonder why the restaurant, like if he wanted to be recaptured why not just go back in the enclosure?

Or maybe it was a sort of breakdown like "I've finally accomplished my life's goal, what's left?" moment for him.

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u/iwashmydickdaily Dec 01 '22

We got thirsty from dragging that bitch around he needed a drink

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u/Pedantic_Pict Dec 01 '22

I mean, gorillas aren't really the rampaging type. They are the epitome of "don't start none, won't be none".

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u/Throwaway7219017 Dec 01 '22

I hear he never even received his order of Chili Cheese fries and a Dr. Pepper.

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u/dahliasinfelle Dec 01 '22

The week after Bokito's escape, a local health insurance company sponsored the production of 2,000 BokitoKijkers ("Bokito viewers"), paper visors which disguised the direction of the wearer's gaze.The visors were designed by advertising agency DDB Amsterdam, and won a Bronze Lion for promotional material at the 2008 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival,[10][11] and a Eurobest Silver at the 2007 Eurobest European Advertising Festival.[12]

The word "bokitoproof", meaning "durable enough to resist the actions of an enraged gorilla" and by extension "durable enough to resist the actions of a non-specific extreme situation" was voted the Word of the Year for 2007 in the Netherlands

How interesting, special glasses and a whole new word!

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u/InflamedLiver Dec 01 '22

Every time I see a smiling person all I see is a chimpanzee begging for it’s life

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u/AdAstraAtreyu Dec 01 '22

Okay Dwight

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u/Relevant_Elderberry9 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

This made me laugh so much. That really is a dwightism.

My apologies. I didn’t remember that line from the show. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen it.

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u/Ditania Dec 01 '22 Take My Energy

When you're so annoying that not even a gorila in a zoo wants to see you.

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u/Sniffy4 Dec 01 '22

4 times a week at the zoo? isn't that a little much?

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u/d3athpr0xy Dec 01 '22

She was a nutjob for sure. I mean come on.. did she have any other hobbies or was she just REALLY sold on the thought that she was a disney princess having a "connection" with a wild animal...

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u/Icollectpropertytax Dec 01 '22

who visitas the zoo daily damm

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u/suckitphil Dec 01 '22

Many zoos have optional season passes. Pay once and go all year.

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u/Heraizen- Dec 01 '22

My local Zoo has a Yearly Pass and it's cheaper than buying 2 tickets.

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u/Light_Beard Dec 01 '22

People who are financially secure or homeless and LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE animals

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u/haha_suffering_gobrr Dec 01 '22

Imagine having lunch at the restaurant then you suddenly see a gorilla running down the street dragging a woman by her hair

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u/Orcand Dec 01 '22

"It's none of my business" continues eating overpriced hot dog

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u/orionicly Dec 01 '22

I think last year in Belgium a woman got banned from entering a zoo for something similar. She claimed she had a special relationship with a chimp and visited constantly, causing other chimps to avoid it.

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u/SICRA14 Dec 01 '22

So basically, he tried to kill his boogeyman. Can't blame him.

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u/spacebraine Dec 01 '22

Can we talk about the guy on the left. Thats the face of a man who thinks he might have to stand in between his family and an angry gorilla for sure.

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u/edWORD27 Dec 01 '22

Special bond = Gorilla Glue

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u/Life-Investigator-56 Dec 01 '22

Crazy that it happened when Shiv Roy was there

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u/Ok_Cut_5257 Dec 01 '22

I feel like zoos should have those mirrors where we can see In but they can’t see us, maybe that would be less anxiety provoking idk just a random thought

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u/AverageVegetable9038 Dec 01 '22

Gorillas actually can’t pass the mirror test of self-recognition, mostly because they avoid eye contact with their reflections. So mirrors might actually stress them out even more because they think a stranger gorilla is there.

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u/SuperDrewb Dec 01 '22

I remember the first time I was sexually propositioned by a gorilla.

I was at the local zoo that day, as I was every weekend. I usually got there an hour before the zoo opened, just so I could be first in line. There usually wasn't much of a line, but I wanted to be first. I wanted him to see me first. Who is "him," you ask? The alpha male in the gorilla enclosure, of course.

I would stand at the edge of his enclosure, and just admire him. The way he would beat his chest would get me so hot and bothered, my pants would become uncomfortably tight. I would have to excuse myself to the bathroom to clean up, but I would be right back there, watching him. I would usually stay until the zoo closed, and then I would be right back the next weekend. The way he looked at me while he asserted himself to the females of the troop made me know he wanted me, and I knew I had to let him have me.

Well, eventually I managed to hide in the zoo's bathroom after it closed, and I knew I had my chance. Around midnight, I hopped the fence into the alpha male's pen, and made my move. I turned around, removed my clothes, and slowly backed myself into him. I didn't want to look him in the eyes, lest it upset him. He started hooting at me, and I knew things were going well. I could feel his hot breath on the underside of my testicles. The moment I had been waiting on had finally arrived. I could hear his breathing as he forcibly bent me over and mounted me, and then I took him, all of him, inside of me. A few powerful pumps and it was all over. I lay there, wishing I was a gorilla lady so I could be pregnant with his child.

A man can dream.

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