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Video showing gorilla training goes viral

Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida shared a video on Facebook that's gone viral showing their gorilla doing some exercises with trainer from Avon.

TAMPA, Fla. (WTHR) — Here's something to brighten your day! Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida has shared a video on Facebook showing their gorilla, Bolingo, doing some exercises with his trainer.

Rachel Hale, 28, is from Avon and graduated from Avon High School and IUPUI.

In the video, you can see the gorilla copying Hale's movements, and matching their hands and feet through the glass.

The zoo says this training lets employees build trust with the animals and it creates a special bond. The video is also creating quite the buzz online. It's already been viewed nearly 200,000 times!