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Lighten Up – gorilla moment

Thought you might enjoy a laugh this morning with this oldie but goodie.


Female gorilla looking for mate
Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A zoo acquires, at great expense, a very large female gorilla of a particularly rare species. Right from the outset she is very bad tempered and difficult to handle. The zoo’s vet, after examination, boldly announces that her problem is that she’s in heat. If she was to be mated she would become docile and adjust to her new surroundings.

But what to do? There are no males of her species available and the other male gorillas are terrified of her. Whereupon, the zoo administrators remember that one of their zookeepers, a Scotsman called MacTavish, who is responsible for cleaning animals’ cages, is a large man and notorious for his abilities with the opposite sex. Perhaps they could persuade him to placate the gorilla.

So they approach MacTavish with a proposition. Would he be willing to do nature’s best with the gorilla for 1000 dollars? MacTavish asks for the night to think things over and on the following day, says that he’ll accept the offer on three conditions:

“Firstly, there’s to be no kissing. Secondly, I want any offspring to be raised Catholic.” The zoo administrators quickly agree to these conditions. “But what about the third?” they ask.

“Well,” says MacTavish, “you’ve got to give me some time to come up with the 1,000 dollars…”

Apologies to fellow Scots 😉

man in gorilla suit

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

35 comments on “Lighten Up – gorilla moment

  1. Ha very funny. 🙂

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  2. learningtocry

    Did you make this up? Very clever and amusing. Ha ha! You had me going for quite awhile. : )
    I read it to my son. He thought it was pretty funny. (He’s 14.)

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  3. Oh my! haha ❤
    Diana xo

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  4. Well, at least she was a primate, so, you know, let’s cut MacTavish some slack.

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  5. Oh so wrong…..of me to laugh! 🙂

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  6. You cheeky monkey! :mrgreen:


  7. He he he he he very funny Val, thanks for starting my day 😀


  8. I wasn’t sure where this was going, Val!! Haha…laughter 8s the best medicine 😉

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  9. NIce one dear Val ☀👍☀ I love the images too!… All the best to you. Aquileana 😀

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  10. Perhaps is speaks badly of my sense of humor, but I really enjoyed this one!

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  11. funny, Val!
    i also
    like bananas 🙂

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