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Otters Break Ice To Drink Some Water


These Asian short clawed otters find their pool covered by a thin layer of ice. As it is just partially covered they could easily just drink at the other end, but no, they decided the water was better under the ice. One of them is gently running over the ice to get to the edge. The other one breaks into the ice with its back paw. His mate starts to break the ice further with his front paw to get to the water so it can drink. Otters can get up to 20 years old. Also called the oriental small clawed otter, is a charismatic mammal that is loved by many.


Baby Gorilla Shufai Is Having Some Fun


Shufai is having a great time with the wood shavings. Throwing it all over himself and running around like a clown.
When Shufai decides to go into the inside enclosure, his big brother Lope decides that he’s having none of it and pulls Shufai back out of the door. When you look at Ozala you can just imagine her huffing and thinking ‘Son, sometimes you can be a real jerk’. Shufai run straight to mum, but he couldn’t help going back to the door to have a peek through it to see what his brother is up to. Afterwards he just carried on playing and being silly.
Shufai is the youngest of the family member, he was born on the 24th September 2016.
The gorilla family at Twycross consists of 6 members. Oumbi the big male silverback, Ozala the mum of Lope and Shufai. Grandma Bidi and Asante.
In 2009 Oumbi joined Twycross zoo to mate with the females. Ozala was Oumbi chosen mate.
His big brother Lope – was born on the morning of 3 January 2013.
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Gorilla Lope And A Crashed Out Oumbi After The Birthday Party


The last video from Lopes 5th Birthday party.
Oumbi the Silverback, Lopes dad looks all crashed out after his sons Birthday party. Was it the food, the drink or is he just getting too old for parties? 🙂
When you see him there, lying on the floor, it definitely looks like he had a heavy night. It’s probably all the food he ate, so nobody else could get any. Lope is playing with “fire” when he starts teasing a tired dad by eyeballing him and moving closer towards him. Out of no way Oumbi decides he’s going to throw the big rubber toy. Not sure if it meant to go in Lopes direction or not.

More Footage From Lopes Birthday Party


Some more footage of Lopes 5th Birthday Party on the 3rd of January 2018. There seems to be a funny obsession with the blue egg box. Oumbi gets there first and gets out all the popcorn that is hidden in the wood shavings. Next is Assanti, which is quite funny. She opens that blue egg box, looks at it, rubs her lip with her finger as to say hmm empty, how strange. Than she just closes the box again and rubs her head like she can’t figure that one out. Next to investigate that blue egg box is Lope. He has a good sniff and a lick and than he has a go at the already demolished Birthday cake.