Male Gorillas Make a Splash to Woo Females, New Study Finds

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 19, 2001   View Article

Cannonball!

Scientists have found that male gorillas in the forests of northern Congo (Brazzaville) deliberately splash about in swampland clearings to intimidate their competitors in the battle to woo female companions.

The discovery is the first evidence of a wild animal using its body to manipulate water for a visual effect.

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