Zola the Dancing Gorilla
Zola the gorilla is busti’ a move at the Dallas zoo.
Zola’s moves are more than just ‘dancing’, though. His dancing is really a play behavior.
Zoo officials say the presence of play can signify an animal is content or comfortable, and it’s also an indicator for general welfare.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums call it enrichment, or a process that helps enhance the environment and lives of animals by providing them with mental and physical stimulation to increase natural and healthy behavior.