A pair of male gorillas shocked Bronx Zoo onlookers as they apparently showed the crowd they were “friends with benefits.”
Parents fled or covered their children’s eyes as one of the gorillas nonchalantly “assumed the position” while the other performed oral sex on him!
A clip of the NSFW “gorilla porn” scene is currently blowing up on social media — but animal experts report that it’s all completely normal.
“I was shocked and had no idea that was a ‘natural’ act,” the videographer, who has opted to remain anonymous, told the NY Post of the steamy spectacle, which he captured while visiting the iconic NYC zoo with his family.
“I was in the gorilla exhibit with my 4-year-old daughter and niece,” he said. “My wife had to stay out of the exhibit with my sleeping son, so I wanted to capture a lot of video. Then this magic happened.”
The resulting footage shows the giving simian servicing his partner while they’re splayed out on the ground as onlookers guffaw and turn their children away.
Reps for the Bronx Zoo, who were previously unaware of the video, had no comment when reached by The Post for comment.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time gorillas have been observed going sextracurricular at the world-renowned Bronx venue. Seven years ago, a Redditor posted a raunchy pic that depicted two of the facility’s animals embraced in what is known colloquially as the “69 position” in front of kids.
Great ape fellatio may seem unorthodox, but it’s really not. Oral sex is actually fairly common throughout the animal kingdom, with sightings of species ranging from cheetahs to bears and bats engaging in the salacious act, the BBC has reported.
In fact, many species engage in sex for pleasure. Bonobos — also known as hippie apes — have infamously kinky sex lives.
“Whereas the chimpanzee shows little variation in the sexual act, bonobos behave as if they have read the Kama Sutra — performing every position and variation one can imagine,” Steven D. Pinkerton, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, confirmed in the book “Sexual Nature/Sexual Culture.”
Humans Are Not the Only Ones to Have Sex Just for Fun!
While it has long been thought that humans were the only species to engage in non-contraceptive sex, Bonobos, like humans, are totally into sex for pleasure. The range of non-conceptive sex acts include genital-to-genital rubbing, oral sex, mutual masturbation, and even the seemingly human-exclusive practice of French kissing, according to primatologist Frans de Waal, co-author of “Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape.” And they don’t discriminate when it comes to mates: Both males and females practice both homosexual and heterosexual sex, while infants have even been observed going at it with adults.
Bonobos are also the only species, besides gorillas and humans, that have been known to adopt the missionary position during sex.
Not raunchy enough? In 2017, a Japanese snow monkey redefined “buck buddy” after it was spotted engaging in hanky panky with a sika deer for the first known instance of primate-deer “interspecies sex” ever!