ORLANDO, Fla. — A handful of guests visiting the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail witnessed an interesting - and now viral incident - while enjoying Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Johnny Parks, who was strolling through the exhibit with his girlfriend and their son, happened upon the gorillas at exactly the same moment a small snake made its way into the enclosure, creating quite the scene, Fox News reported.
Parks told the network that he noticed two younger gorillas reacting to something in the hay, and a small crowd formed once it was evident the interloper was a snake. That’s when he said he started filming.
The footage, which has since been viewed more than 10.3 million times on TikTok, shows the young gorillas swipe at the snake before a larger gorilla charged in to see what was causing the commotion. He then appears to calm down and step back, allowing the smaller gorillas to interact with the serpent, once he determined the invertebrate posed no threat, Inside the Magic reported.
Guests can be heard shouting, “There’s a snake!” and a Disney cast member is heard saying how “just like humans, our gorillas are very curious about what goes on in their habitat,” the Disney-centric outlet reported.
A second video was posted shortly after the first, showing the gorillas getting even more up close with the snake.
©2021 Cox Media Group