Baby Gorilla Practices Pounding His Chest With Adorable Results

This adorable baby gorilla is learning some of the basics of being a gorilla, like how to pound his chest. But he underestimates his own strength. Watch what happens when he practices his chest thumping and takes an unexpected tumble!

Although there’s no reference as to where this video from 8 years ago was filmed, it’s now going viral. It might have been recorded at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo or at Uganda’s Bwindi National Park.

The parks are a few of the last places left in the world where mountain gorillas live in the wild, although the parks are under threat from poachers and business interests. Tourists can visit the gorillas in their natural habitat on guided tours and in some cases get right up close to the gorillas.

These visitors were certainly lucky to catch this cute gorilla being brave and adorable at the same time!