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Gorillas 'play tag' like humans

Gorillas 'playing tag'

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Gorillas play games of tag like humans do, researchers have revealed.

The apes have been seen running up to a playmate, hitting them, and then running away. Often the other ape would then chase them and hit them back.

Researchers looked at footage of gorillas that was filmed in five different zoos over three years.

The research was published in a magazine called Biology Letters.

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