Break dancing gorilla leaves the Calgary Zoo
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:47 AM -
The Calgary Zoo has bid farewell to two of their gorillas, including one whose break-dancing video went viral.
Eleven-year-old brothers Shana and Zola arrived in Calgary back in 2009 from the Bronx Zoo.
The plan was to integrate them into the current troop of Western lowland gorillas, but they did not fit in and lived at the zoo as bachelors.
As a result, they have now been moved to the Dallas Zoo, and a Calgary Zoo keeper travelled there with them to ensure a safe journey.
Zola got his 15 minutes of fame back in 2011, when the Calgary Zoo posted a video of him break-dancing in an enclosure.
The YouTube video now has nearly three million hits.
With files from The Canadian Press