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US zoo fears teen gorilla’s exposure to phones is behind anti-social behavior

By Maya Yang

06 Apr 2022 · 1 min read

A teenage gorilla in a Chicago zoo has been getting too much screen time, according to zoo officials.

Amare, a 415-pound gorilla at Chicago’s Lincoln Park zoo, has been staring a little too frequently at the screens of cellphones from visitors who show him pictures and videos through the glass wall – including selfies, family photos, pet videos and even footage of Amare himself.

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