This Gorilla Will Inspire You to go to the Gym

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This Gorilla Will Inspire You to go to the Gym
A super-fit gorilla stunned zoo visitors by demonstrating a workout in his enclosure that would put any gym fanatic to shame. Kivu, a 13-year-old Western lowland gorilla, launched into his exercise regime at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon.

This gorilla should inspire you to go to the gym

Kivu, a Western lowland gorilla, seems to enjoy his workout (Picture: PA/Paignton Zoo)

Regular zoo visitor Chris Rockey, a local photographer, managed to capture Kivu’s workout on camera last Sunday.

‘One minute he was just sat there and then he started climbing and swinging,’ Mr Rockey said.

Kivu, who was born in November 2002, arrived at Paignton Zoo in 2006 and immediately became popular due to his love of showing off to the public.Undated handout photo issued by Paignton Zoo of Kivu, a 13-year-old Western lowland gorilla at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, who is showing the gym fanatics how it is done, in his enclosure. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 20, 2015. Photo credit should read: Paignton Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Kivu entertained visitors to Paignton Zoo (Picture: PA/Paignton Zoo)

The gorilla, described as ‘very smart’ by keepers, enjoys a healthy diet – with his favourite food the humble lettuce.

Paignton Zoo, a charity, has a bachelor group of Western lowland gorillas, a critically endangered species.

This group provides a place for young males to grow up in a socialenvironment.

Some may move on to be the dominant males in bachelor or family groups as part of the European breeding programme.

Undated handout photo issued by Paignton Zoo of Kivu, a 13-year-old Western lowland gorilla at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, who is showing the gym fanatics how it is done, in his enclosure. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 20, 2015. Photo credit should read: Paignton Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Apparently he likes showing off (Picture: PA/Paignton Zoo)

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