Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

WATCH: Busch Gardens Gorilla Adorably Mimics Trainer

April 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm

By Rebecca Zamer/Joe Cingrana

At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, there's a very smart gorilla named Bolingo who can adorably mimic his trainer.

Animal Care Specialist Rachel Hale says that this type of training enables them to build trust and positive relationships with the animals.  

She adds that Bolingo is goofy, energetic and intelligent so she has to find new ways to keep him engaged every day. So creating this unique game with him is Rachel's way of trying to think outside the box.

While these two are working to build trust -- they’re also making smiles at the same time!