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A gorilla named Ambam in a British nature park can walk like a man.

Per the article:

"Ambam's father Bitam used to display the same behaviour if he had handfuls of food to carry," said Ridges. "Ambam also has a full sister, Tamba, and a half sister at Howletts (another British nature park), who also sometimes stand and walk in the same way."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sayomg/gorilla-walks-like-a-man-tah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kva_HlMk498

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/British+gorilla+walks+like/41...

Tags: Animals, Apes, Gorillas, JUbinsky, Jubinsky

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Must be so cool to be just in front of Evolution. WoW. Thanks.
It will be interesting to see if, over the next centuries, more gorillas find that erect walking has a real survival advantage. If that turns out to be the case, will there be an increase in frontal lobe brain size? It appears that man's evolutionary development started with bipedal locomotion followed by increased cranial capacity. Is this adaption on the part of some gorillas a recurrence of the same evolutionary theme?
If they breed him and his sisters perhaps they can develop a line that has the bipedal characteristic and see if it is or becomes more intelligent than regular gorillas.
Ha! Ha! Ha!...That is good.
I didn't think that this was that unusual. If all gorillas have the ability, then they probably do it in the wild.
It is supposed to be unusual. That is what is exciting about it. It suggests an evolving from ape to man.
Well, ape to upright walking ape, at any rate.  They're not evolving into humans, just acquiring a similar trait.
I think we should try to breed a bipedal line from him and his sisters.
This looks cool, but I'm just not surprised.  I just wonder if it will cause back problems in the long-term.
It causes back problems in us. I have heard many times that that is the reason we have back problems. I assume its true.
Or, to put it another way, we're only partially evolved for walking upright.  Evolution is still working out the bugs.
good points.

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