Internet is going gaga over a video where a chimpanzee is using Instagram like a true professional. The chimpanzee can be seen using Instagram and swiping left and right to watch a video. The video was originally posted on Instagram five days ago by animal conservationist and influencer Mike Holston, where it has collected over 1.5-million views. From there, it spread to Reddit, and then Twitter, where it has been viewed by 6-million people.
Here’s the video
Since it was shared online, the video has stunned thousands of people.
“This is legitimately incredible,” writes one person on Instagram. “So amazing how they are just like humans,” says another.
However, not everyone finds the viral video amusing. Some have expressed concerns that the video shows a domesticated chimp, when they are wild animals.
Adriana Lowe, a primatologist and PhD candidate at the University of Kent in the UK, told Vice, “Sorry to be a killjoy, but this isn’t something anyone who cares about chimps should be happy to see.
“The animal does look like it’s in a domestic home, so it’s probably a pet, which is a really really bad idea. Chimps make dreadful pets-they’re intelligent social animals whose needs are difficult to meet, even in a setting like a good quality sanctuary.”