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Last week our pal Hasani, the Western Lowland Gorilla at San Francisco Zoo, made headlines. His adoptive Mom Bawang picked up a boy's dropped Nintendo DS and began to try and figure it out.  Photographer Christina Spicuzza was on hand to record every moment. Bawang wasn't so eager to share "her" new toy with Hasani. That didn't stop the curious little fellow from trying to get a game in before the DS was safely returned to the boy by keepers.

Bawang wants to be the King of Kong

First, a boy dropped his Nintendo NDS into the Gorilla enclosure. Bawang was more than happy to swoop it up and investigate.

Hasani soon drops by to see what all the fuss is about

It wasn't long before Hasani had to see what was going on.

High Score?

Bawang tried to figure it out.

No Mom, you're holding it the wrong way!

That way didn't work, so she flipped it over.

Trying to get inside the game; Tron style

Then they held it really close to their eyes hoping to see something through it.

C'mon Mom, you've been playing for hours!

"OK Mom, let the pro try!"

Photo and Video Credits: Christina Spicuzzi

Above Photo Credit: Eva Thorensen / San Francisco Zoo

Hasani in his infancy at the SF Zoo.  No stranger to human games like Peek-a-Boo.