Chill gorilla watches videos of other gorillas on Instagram


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Crazy-dancing gorillas splashing about like a “Flashdance” reboot are a thing — a big thing — but sometimes you need to take it down a notch.

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Enter the world of the chill gorilla.

When Lindsey Costello visited the Louisville Zoo, she sat side-by-side with a gorilla — separated by a pane of glass — and held her smartphone up to the animal, while playing videos of baby gorillas.

The results were meta and mind-melding. In Costello’s Instagram post, she wrote: “My new friend and I enjoy watching videos of baby gorillas! ???? #mylifeiscomplete #hereallylovedthisyall”.

In the picture, Jelani the gorilla can be seen intensely focused on both Costello and her phone.

This is not the first time the 20-year-old silverback has achieved internet fame. In September 2015, a clip of him watching YouTube videos of gorillas went viral, racking up 14 million views.

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This is one ape who has social-media savvy aplenty.

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