Wednesday 20 September 2017

World-famous gorilla celebrates his 27th birthday with carrot cake

By Zaina Alibhai

The Port Lympne Reserve served the silverback a special treat.

A world-famous gorilla has celebrated his 27th birthday in style at Port Lympne Reserve in Kent.

Silverback Ambam dug into a special carrot cake topped with hard boiled eggs to mark the occasion.

Ambam became a viral sensation some years ago when footage emerged of him walking like a human.

The video which caught the lowland gorilla walking upright has been viewed millions of times since it was released in 2011.

Park officials observed that he sometimes walked upright when the ground was wet to keep his hands dry.

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