Pendeka, a sassy gorilla has all the moves as it struts across its enclosure.
The gorilla is affectionately called Pende, resides at a the Detroit Zoo. He playfully struts while sticking his tongue out for a photo.
The gorilla shares his enclosure with two other Drill monkeys and 10 chimpanzees as well as his two half brothers, Kongo-mbeli and Chipua.
Pendeka playfully struts while sticking his tongue out for a photo at the Detroit Bronx Zoo
That face! Pende as he is affectionately called shows off his playful side
A member of zoo staff said: ‘Curious and playful, middle-brother Pende is known for charging the glass while shrieking loudly and alarming visitors.’
Despite his boisterous ways, the animal care staff said that he’s charming, laid-back, and peaceable.
Staff said that they were initially anxious to witness the power struggle as the three half-brothers matured into silverback gorillas.
Intially, it appeared that Pende was displaying his dominance he has now taken a step back from the leadership role and is allowing his brothers to shine through.
A staff member said: ‘the challenges for leadership have been limited to Kongo and Chip since Pende seemingly has no interest in being the boss.’