WATCH: This gorilla at the Dallas Zoo knows how to groove to the beat – The video has gone viral
A video of a 14-year-old gorilla dancing in a kiddie pool at the Dallas Zoo has gone viral with almost a million views on YouTube.
The Zoo released video this week of the Western Lowland gorilla dancing in a kiddie pool that includes some splashy moves.
The pool is part of the zoo’s enrichment program to keep animals engaged.
“Zola’s “dancing” is really just a play behavior (there was no breakdance music playing in the building, we promise),” the Dallas Zoo said in a news release.
Some viewers are comparing Zola’s dance to the famous water scene in the 1983 movie Flashdance. Others on social media are adding their own Flashdance music, including “Maniac.”
This is not the first-time Zola has performed for a viral audience, CNN reported.
Several years ago, at the Calgary Zoo, Zola was filmed “dancing” in his cage.
In that video, the zoo added breakdancing music. It has almost four million views, the report said.