GENEVA (AFP) — Monkey business is clearly afoot in a Swiss zoo after a paternity test revealed Thursday that one of its gorillas has effectively been cuckolded by a young pretender half his age.
Zookeepers in the northern city of Basel were shocked to discover that Kisoro, a 17-year-old gorilla, is not the father of little Chelewa -- instead it's Viatu, another male who is just nine years old.
The situation was "almost unbelievable," and the precocious Viatu has "broken all the rules that apply in gorilla communities," the zoo said in a statement.
Normally, only male gorillas aged 12 or over have the right to have sex with females in the tribe.
The facts came to light when the zoo carried out the test as part of the data it keeps on animals born in captivity.
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