Break Dancing Gorilla

This gorilla has got some moves! Meet Zola, the break dancing gorilla:
Zola, nine-years old, is one of eight Western lowland gorillas currently living at the Calgary Zoo as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Gorilla Species Survival Plan. He loves to play in water and keepers regularly give him the opportunity to do so as part of the enrichment activities they plan and vary on a daily basis.

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In Crichton's "Congo", the claim was made that gorillas are deathly afraid of water, so much so that they will divert their migration path by a mile, rather than walk through a yard-wide stream of water.

All of that makes me wonder whether this is "love" or "stress response"?
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If you actually watch the video link on you tube and read the description the keepers state that Zola thrives and loves the water.

And though the video doesn't show the entire enclosure, this is an indoor play area, not the gorillas full time enclosure, in fact the Calgary Zoo has spent millions and millions creating a natural beneficial gorilla enclosure
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