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  • 10 April 2013, 10:29

Sisters photobombed by gorilla

Going bananas /Rex

Two sisters were photobombed by a giant silverback gorilla after they unpeeled two bananas outside his enclosure.

Six-year-old Ella O'Brien and sister Bridget, four, were visiting Werribbe open-range zoo in Melbourne, Australia, when they posed for a souvenir picture.

Motaba the 20-stone gorilla was clearly upset the toughened glass was keeping him from his favourite snack - hence the King Kong impression.

Motaba, who celebrated his 29th birthday last year, and his two sons - Yakini and Ganyeka - are the star attractions at the zoo and live in a luxurious 6,000 square-metre pen.

The zoo's new 'Go Bananas With Gorillas' programme enables visitors to get up close to the gorillas at special daily feeds.