Gorilla gets Sky+ HD service in its enclosure, wouldn't return to the wild if he could

Darren Murph
D. Murph|10.29.08

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Darren Murph
October 29th, 2008
Gorilla gets Sky+ HD service in its enclosure, wouldn't return to the wild if he could

There's spoiled, and then there's Nico. The 47-year old Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla, which is currently being held at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England, grew quite fond of television during a six-month UK quarantine period spent indoors. Now, officials have upgraded the animal's living quarters to include a Sky+ HD box and an HDTV. According to Nico's head keeper, "television has proved a great environmental enrichment tool for Nico over the years," and now, Nico can sit back [and] enjoy the greater picture detail of HD and the surround sound experience." Before you get too jealous, you should know that the creature's viewing hours are limited -- you know, so it doesn't morph into an "archetypal couch potato."
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