Up Close and Personal with Zoo Animals Intrigued by Humans

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Can't get yourself to move away from the fascinating world of the gorilla enclosure at your zoo or the underwater dreamscape of your city's aquarium? You aren't the only one hooked on getting a glimpse into another world: As these videos show, the animals on the other side of the glass are just as interested in you as you are in them.

And while we aren't always the biggest fans of zoos, they do offer unparalleled opportunities for breeding endangered species, finding out more about rare animals, and, as you'll see here, animals and people studying each other up close.

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