Gorilla gets man to swipe left through ape photos on mobile phone

Giant silverback knocks on the glass to get zoo visitor to scroll through pics

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This is the adorable moment a zoo gorilla got a man to swipe left as he scrolled through photographs of female apes on his mobile phone.

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The cute footage was shared on Twitter by Sierra Anderson who captured the candid scene at Louisville Zoo on Sunday.

It shows the man sat on a bench by the ape enclosure holding the mobile phone up to the glass for the gorilla to see.

He appears to be showing the ape a choice of photographs of other female gorillas - and the giant silverback knocks on the glass to get him to scroll on through each.

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Sierra posted the footage on Twitter, saying: "Dude was showing the gorilla pictures of female gorillas and he for real is like 'next one please'."

Credits: Sierra Anderson/Twitter

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The gorilla's name is Jelani who the zoo says has become something of a YouTube sensation "due to his fascination with cellphones".

Credits: Sierra Anderson/Twitter

Jelani was born at Lincoln Park Zoo in 1997 and transferred to Louisville Zoo in 2002.

Described as a "laidback individual", he currently lives with three other male silverbacks: Bengati, Kicho and Cecil.

Credits: Sierra Anderson/Twitter

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The zoo says he "sometimes likes to look at the cellphone photos and videos of guests".

They add: "He enjoys the company of Bengati and they sometimes play or rest together."

From the footage it looks like he is missing some female company.

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