According to New Scientist, wild gorillas compose happy songs that they hum during meals. The “singing,” which occurs most often in dominant silverback males, seems to express contentment with the food. But that’s not all! Using an ultra-telepathic audio transcronograph, scientists were actually able to learn most of the words the gorillas were singing! Here’s a partial transcript:
Oh, I like leaves, leaves are good, make my tummy feel like it should.
Tangy, chewy, leafy goodness, (unintelligible) like it shouldness.
Save the stems, pick my teeth, then (unintelligible) into a wreath
Love to (extended series of unintelligible syllables) and croutons
Yeah, I’m the (unintelligible) silverback, with the ladies I’ve got the knack
See that female there, she’s a winner, think we’ll (unintelligible) after dinner