Zoos play an important role in our society, giving us a glimpse into the lives of the animals they are home to. In November 2017 visitors to Twycross Zoo in the U.K. got a fascinating look into the shenanigans of a baby gorilla named Shufai. The little primate was acting up in his enclosure, but his dad Oumbi was not amused – and was quick to reprimand him.
Located in Leicestershire, England, Twycross Zoo was opened back in 1963 by Natalie Evans and Molly Badham. The pair had owned a pet shop in nearby Staffordshire, but their growing collection of animals meant they needed to move to a bigger site. Since then, the zoo has proved to be a very popular attraction and showcases a variety of wildlife.
However, in recent years Twycross has focused its attention on one area in particular and has rebranded itself as “The World Primate Centre.” As a result, the zoo is now home to a number of different apes and monkeys, including the western lowland gorilla, chimpanzees and the black-headed spider monkey.