Gorilla Photobombs Girls: See Adorable Pictures Of 'Motaba' At Australia Zoo Here

By Staff Reporter on April 10, 2013 6:16 PM EDT

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Motaba the Gorilla (Photo: Vimeo / Zoos Victoria)

A gorilla photobombs two little girls, giving them the most memorable zoo outing ever!

Be sure to check out the pictures of the gorilla photobomb here.

Sisters Ella and Bridget O'Brien, ages 6 and 4, held their bananas in the air as they posed before a hungry Motaba, a 29-year-old male gorilla that joined the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne, Australia, in 1990.

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Hanging around the safety glass, it's clear that Motaba cannot resist his primatal urges to sneak on a tasty banana treat. In both images, Motaba's tongue is fully extended, leaving a slobbering mess on the safety glass. Meanwhile, Ella and Bridget are holding out their bananas like trophies, unfazed by the fully-grown adult gorilla.

Motaba is a star of the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Born 1983, Motaba is a key figure in the repopulation of the severely endangered gorilla species. Motaba is the father of five offsprings, including his two sons Yakini and Ganyeka.

Yakini was born in 1999 and is described by the Zoo as a quiet overachiever. The Werribee Open Range Zoo describes Yakini:

"He gives his dad a wide berth but will take any opportunity to assert his dominance over his little brother when Motaba is not around. He observes situations and is a bit of a political thinker. He has really started to fill out and, at 136kg, he is beginning to look more like an adult. He spends a lot of time wrestling and laughing with his little brother. He takes a little while to learn new things but is very excited about it when he does.

Born in 2000, younger brother Ganyeka is just as intellectual as his brother, despite exhibiting less interest in asserting dominance in the family. The Werribee Open Range Zoo observed:

"Ganyeka is quite a character. He is cheeky and very intelligent. He is the one who will work out puzzles and make tools from sticks. He loves to learn new things and doesn't give up too easily. He has no problem acting the fool, and when he's excited he likes to spin on his back and shake his head laughing. He also often instigates play with the other two by throwing straw at them, or jumping up and down in front of them until they chase him."

Won't be visiting the Werribee Open Range Zoo anytime soon? Be sure to watch footage of the gorillas in the amazing video below!

Gorillas are now in Werribee! from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.

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