Giggling gorillas

A researcher studying the evolution of laughter has observed that things that make us laugh, like tickling our feet, also make our ape relatives giggle like children:

To hear the gorilla better, watch this more recent video:

Here is a YouTube video of a chimpanzee at the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in Zambia giggling when being tickled:

Does it get much cuter than that?


  1. #1 E.S
    December 14, 2011

    Oh My Gosh! That is just sooo cute and cool! Ever since I saw the Rise of the Planet of Apes, I always loved monkeys whether an ape, orangoutang, or chimpanzee. Now that I know that studies show they may have the abilities to giggle like humans do, monkeys just become more and more interesting to me. I just wonder how similar we humans are alike to these animals. What would happen if we were the animals and monkeys and apes ran the world?

  2. #2 Memographer
    January 4, 2012

    This is so funny 🙂

  3. #3 Mich@3!
    January 13, 2012

    Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee meeeeeeee im locked up and found a way to communicate with the outs

  4. #4 Bob Smith
    January 17, 2012

    Giggling right before he rips your face off; hilarious!

  5. #5 bob
    January 17, 2012

    poop is good

  6. #6 ceaser
    January 20, 2012