…This gorilla seems pretty keen on getting its hands on Mario!
At the San Francisco Zoo yesterday, photographer Christina Spicuzza captured five pictures of gorillas playing around with a DSi XL. They later touched a monolith and used the handheld to slay an eohippus.
I kid! I kid! The story here goes that a kid dropped his DSi XL into the primates’ enclosure, and the larger gorilla seen here picked it up. A younger gorilla came over and asked for it, and was refused.
A zookeeper went in and traded the device for a much more useful apple, giving it back to the kid who dropped it. Spicuzza reports that, despite the fall and some gorilla slobber, the DSi XL still works, like a Samsonite suitcase.
And, of course, while we’re on the topic of all things Nintendo and its main man, Mario, we’ve just gotten the 2-inch figure set collecting all of of series 1-6 of the Mario toy line! Check it out below, or click here to see the rest of our epic Super Mario collection!