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Watch: Gorillas try to avoid rain at South Carolina zoo

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A video showing a group of gorillas displaying the very human behavior of trying to stay out of the rain has gone viral.

The gorillas can be seen huddling beneath an overhang at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia cautiously looking for a way to take shelter from a South Carolina downpour.

"Gorillas are magnificent, majestic creatures full of grace and beauty Except when it rains,” zookeeper Brooke Hunsinger commented about the May 3 Facebook video.

Two females can be seen holding babies as one gorilla, named Acacia, finally makes a dash around the corner to get out of the rain. The remaining gorillas followed. Eventually, the male dominant silverback gorilla, named Cenzoo, took shelter as well.

The zoo commented, “all bets were off for dominance” in this situation because all the gorillas wanted to stay dry.

The original video had reached nearly 10 million views at the time of this post. Addressing the video's popularity, the zoo commented, "We can sure see why, their expressions are so relatable!"

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