Zola, 14, is a western Iowland gorilla that currently resides at the Dallas Zoo. Years before, he was staying at the Calgary Zoo in Canada where his impressive dancing skills were first discovered.
Back in 2011, Zola went viral after a video showed him breakdancing in a puddle. He was seen spinning around in circles on one foot and then quickly stepping and stomping on both feet.
He has now returned to internet notoriety in a blue kiddie pool, where he has perfected his spin and adds some strategic splashes. His mouth is wide open and his arms are whirling around with his body.
The Dallas Zoo says the pool is one of the many enrichment items, devices used to better an animal’s behavior, used by Zola.
Using such enrichment items allows animals like Zola to use tactics such as objects, scents, change of scenery and activities.