'Gorilla Crow' in Japan baffles the world

03:22 PM | 25 Jun, 2019
'Gorilla Crow' in Japan baffles the world
JAPAN – An unusual bird, believed to be a large-billed crow, striking a pose in Japan has gone viral on the internet.

On 20th June, a Twitter user filmed a crow that gives a gorilla look while standing in a Japan street – and it looks like something straight out of a horror film.

The creature, which is dubbed “gorilla crow,” can be seen perched on its big wings like an ape standing on its forearms.

The video, which was shot at the Parco shopping centre in Nagoya, Japan by @keita_simpson, has received over 100,000 shares on the social media platform.

The twitter user told Newsweek that when he first spotted the crow, he was very creeped out since it looked like a “zombie,” but after observing its odd behaviour for about a minute, he then thought it was beautiful.

After the video was uploaded to Twitter, many people couldn't stop themselves from commenting on the crow’s weird pose:

Responding to the viral post, Eventually, Kaeli Swift from the University of Washington explained that the bird, which was a large-billed crow, has a face that’s “a little out of proportion” and is a species that lives in Asia.

“This bird is not missing its legs and propping itself up with its wings, that would be physically impossible,” she wrote on Twitter. “Also, not that it’s relevant to the answer, but a crow without legs couldn’t fly, because it couldn’t generate any lift. So legless crow is a dead crow.”

Swift then added that the bird was sunning itself, and “when birds sun they drop their wings and cock their tails. At the right angle that could obscure the legs and tail making it look like they’re missing.”

According to Swift, the “gorilla crow” exhibited a common bird behaviour, which involves the bird trying to cool off from hot weather and protect its feathers. Such birds have been observed in various countries, including India, Japan, and Thailand.

Isn't it amazing to see big built creatures like this crow in the viral video?

What are your thoughts on this? Comment below.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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