DALLAS (CNN) - One sexist gorilla is getting an attitude adjustment. The 430-pound male is headed to therapy.
Patrick has spent 18 years at the Dallas Zoo. His keepers call him beautiful, intelligent and outgoing - toward humans. But other primates? Not so much...especially females.
Patrick has been characterized as anxious, even troubled. Zoo officials say Patrick gets along fine with humans, but tends to go all ape on the ladies, once biting a female gorilla and sneering at another.
Now, he's leaving behind his bachelor pad at the Dallas Zoo and being moved to the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, where therapists will work to re-socialize him.
Therapist's say his troubles stem back to his childhood. Born at the Bronx Zoo in 1990, his mother abandoned him. He was raised by humans at the Toronto Zoo until he was five, which could be a reason why he's anti-social around other gorillas.