Gorillas Play With Boy's Dropped Nintendo at San Francisco Zoo
|Curse you, Mario!|
It all involves a butter-fingered boy, a hand-held Nintendo gaming system, a conveniently stationed professional photographer, and some videogame-loving gorillas.
It all went down on Aug. 6, when a boy who shall remain nameless absent-mindedly dropped his Nintendo DS into the gorilla enclosure. Rather than give it the old luggage test, the curious primates decided to enjoy the luxury of hand-held videogaming technology.
Giving this story the final element it deserves, professional photographer Christina Spicuzza just happened to be on-site, with her camera ready. She captured a series of photographs falling somewhere between 2001 and The Wizard (you can see them all here):
|Go away kid, you're bothering me...|
The story ended happily, fittingly enough. The butter-fingered boy got his Nintendo back after a zoo trainer managed to execute an apple-for-DS trade (both sides came out feeling like they got the better end of the deal). Apart from some gorilla spit, the device apparently worked just fine.
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