No, this is not a saucy gorilla.
Reddit user jgcramer posted the below photo on Tuesday, writing, "Just went to the Zoo and I have a feeling this Gorilla didn't want his photo taken." The user added that the photo was taken at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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While many may find the photo hilarious, the reason this gorilla is so quick to flip zoo-goers the bird is actually a bit sad.
According to Katie Borremans, the public relations manager at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the 19-year old gorilla, named Kwisha, has tendon damage to her middle finger, rendering her unable to bend it. Whenever she makes a fist, her middle finger remains extended, making it look like she's flipping people off.
According to the zoo, Kwisha's injury occurred about 12 years ago.
She's one of five female western lowland gorillas at the zoo, Borremans said, and was most likely eating lettuce or cabbage when the picture was taken.
Western lowland gorillas are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. According to National Geographic, they are native to rain forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Angola and Gabon.
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This post has been updated with additional information about Kwisha and the zoo.
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