Wild Gorillas Heard Singing While Enjoying Their Dinner In a Tarzan-Like Scene

Mountain gorilla, Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. Close-up photo of wild big black silverback monkey in the forest, Africa. Wildlife nature. Mammal in green vegetation. Gorilla sitting in forest,
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Written by Hannah Crawford

Updated: November 8, 2023

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A phrase we like to say here at A-Z Animals is that animals never cease to amaze us. The world is filled with amazing examples of things that animals do every day. The way that they hunt, the love that they share, and their beauty just make us astounded at every turn.

But this particular video shows us how amazing technology is. The technology this company has is the only reason we are able to see such amazing sights like the one below.

Check Out the Incredible Video Below!

Mountain Gorilla Sighting 

This video was documented and shared by the Nature on PBS YouTube page. This channel and company is dedicated to offering raw footage of animals in the wild in their natural habitat. They share various videos of animals, such as platypuses, crabs, humpback whales, octopi, dogs, salamanders, and beavers, to name just a few. Nature on PBS shares their accomplishments of what they have achieved below. 

“The series has won more than 600 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations — including 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.” 

Mountain Gorillas Singing 

Family of gorillas

Gorillas are the biggest primates on earth

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At the start of this video, we see a gorilla. Only it isn’t a real gorilla; this is a spy gorilla that is a robot and is recording gorillas in their natural habitat. Each of the gorillas surrounding this spy robot are all eating leaves and various plant matter. And they are all singing while they eat! 

While the gorillas are eating, we hear the narrator say, “They not only sing for their supper; consuming 40 pounds a day is bound to have consequences.” And then we hear each of the gorillas farting. 

Where do Mountain Gorillas Live?

Mountain gorillas (Gorilla berengei Berengei) of the family Hominidae can be found in Africa. As their name suggests, they do live in mountainous regions, from tropical forests to jungles in Africa is where they are found. 

These large gorillas are not solitary creatures. They love to be social and live among other gorillas. Because of this, they are often protected from predators who would hunt them. Given their size and the “troop” that they live in, there are few predators who attempt to go after them. Should they be cut off from their group, leopards and crocodiles are two animals that would go after them.


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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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