Gorilla Plays DSi XL

At the San Francisco Zoo, a gorilla named “Bawang” is getting into gaming. When a boy dropped his Nintendo DSi XL into the gorilla enclosure last week, the primate quickly grabbed the gadget and tried to figure it out.

While Bawang “flipped it over and put it up to her eyes several times,” a younger gorilla named “Hansai” made his way over and grabbed for the DSi XL. When a zoo trainer finally showed up, Bawang traded the gaming device for an apple.

21 Comments on Gorilla Plays DSi XL

  1. That is FUNNY!!!

  2. Percy Jackson // August 11, 2010 at 7:42 am // Reply


  3. Awesome! That is like,the coolest thing ever!

  4. I think it is fascinating that the younger Gorilla tried to figure out what it does!

  5. That’s just hilarious.

  6. Proof that gaming is dominating the world. 8)

  7. chessmaster // August 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm // Reply

    Why would a kid have a DSi XL at a zoo?

  8. My friend has an XL. Hope it wasn’t him.XD

  9. paintball boy 75 // August 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm // Reply

    i wonder what he was playing

  10. 😆 I wonder what game was in it?

  11. AWESOME!!!!

  12. it’s weird that a monkey played a dsi xl i saw this kids 3 year old brother playing a gameboy. I am not kidding

  13. I have heard of gorillas communicating with humans with sign language but I never of a gorilla playing with a Nintendo DSi XL.

  14. a very smart guy // August 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm // Reply

    Hey if I had a DSi XL I would trade it for an apple computer1 😉

  15. Cool!!!

  16. cool!!

  17. Shark25394 // June 22, 2014 at 9:36 pm // Reply

    I think the gorilla wanted to take a selfie!

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