Disney’s Animal Kingdom Gorillas Go Viral After Snake Enters Yard

While many guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom rush off to ride Avatar Flight of Passage or take on the Yeti with Expedition Everest, there is one especially favorite place of ours that is often overlooked. If you haven’t before, you’ll want to take time to check out Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail located in the Africa portion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Well, now the gorilla residents of Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail are going viral… as a snake entered their yard.

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (Credit: Disney)

In the first video, TikTok user Bearded Kraken (@silkystrokesurvivor) captures “Gorilla vs. Snake”, as the snake is first discovered by the gorillas. The video has gone viral with 10.5 million views:

The gorillas aren’t exactly sure what to do! In the second video @silkystrokesurvivor captures “Gorilla VS Snake Part 2!” which now has almost 780,000 views:

While we aren’t exactly sure what ended up happening to the snake, it was interesting watching the whole gorilla troop curiously check out the snake. And if you want to see that chest beat one more time, @silkystrokesurvivor put out a third TikTok video, “Chest Beat Alert!” which has almost 600,000 views:

The troop of western lowland gorillas are some of our favorite to watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! They seem like gentle giants and watching them inspect something like a snake entering their enclosure is interesting to see. Who knew they would end up going viral?!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.