Moms Mjukuu and Effie and children Gernot and Alika often loosen up listening to classical music whereas the keepers tidy up their indoor dens every morning.
However after they have been performed 2020’s festive contenders on the radio, the troop selected Mariah’s basic hit as their favorite.
Zookeeper Glynn Hennessy stated: “The troop take pleasure in listening to music as a lot as we do – we usually play them Basic FM, as they’re agency followers of Bach.
“However the radio has been airing some cracking Christmas tunes currently, which is how we found their love for the songstress: each time it got here on Alika and Gernot got here as near the radio as doable to pay attention higher – we solely ever have it on quietly, however they undoubtedly needed to listen to extra of Mariah’s dulcet tones.”
The zoo has needed to shut its doorways to the general public for the reason that Tier 4 restrictions have been introduced in on the weekend.
Regardless of the dearth of tourists, the group at London Zoo are nonetheless hoping to put on some treats for the gorillas.
“We’re devastated to be closed to the general public once more, particularly over Christmas, however we’ll nonetheless be right here each day caring for the animals – and spreading some much-needed festive cheer,” added Glynn.
“We couldn’t resist giving the troop a number of early ‘Christmas presents’ this week, as they love enjoying with the bins. And on Friday we’re trying ahead to wrapping up their breakfast in additional brightly colored paper and enjoying a number of Christmas tunes on the radio – whereas ready to listen to who actually luggage the highest chart spot.”
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