Sometimes you love your friend, but they can get the f*ck outta your face.
Gorilla sticks up middle finger at photographer trying to take his picture @BristolZooGdns http://t.co/4W7PUX3Tj8 pic.twitter.com/jn2TW76LG2
— Bristol Post (@BristolPost) July 15, 2015
Bob Pitchford was at the Bristol Zoo last week when he caught the pic above. Now, gorillas are known for their astounding intelligence and ability to communicate with through learned sign language. So, scientifically speaking, this is a gorilla who has been taught to flip the bird.
There will be people who say, "No, no, no. It's a coincidence!" And to them I say, "Why can't you let us enjoy this?"
For more context, here is a video that definitely features an altercation between two irritated gorillas in which one of them appears to give their pal the finger, and the other responds by throwing a rock at their head, eliciting giggles from the crowd. Whether that hand action meant anything to either of them or not, it is at least very funny to us humans.