Animal videos are the most viewed and loved videos on the internet as they brighten up our day and fill us with joy. Such a cute video of a raccoon imitating a woman’s dance moves has resurfaced on the internet. However, the video provoked mixed reactions from internet users and sparked a debate about animal cruelty.
The video features a raccoon from its zoo enclosure, perfectly mimicking a woman’s dance moves as she pretends to rap. The video was shared on Twitter by a user named Morissa Schwartz, who has garnered over 12 lakh views, 51,000 likes and over 1,000 retweets.
“Cool moves,” reads the caption of the post shared on April 19.
Watch the video here:
cool moves!! pic.twitter.com/cVvZv17aGj
— Morissa Schwartz 📚 (Dr. Rissy) (@MorissaSchwartz) April 19, 2023
While some users remained amused, others believed that the animal’s dance was actually caused by psychosis from being kept in captivity.
One user wrote: ”He seems chill enough to be around.” Another said: ”Yeah, cool moves, but it shouldn’t be in a zoo. Anyway, I loved it.”
Some called it an example of “Zoochosis,” a mental disorder that can develop in captive animals.
A third wrote: “This move is due to his incarceration…and it’s no fun.” abnormal behavior signs of abuse and imprisonment. I mean, do you really think raccoons can dance with you?”
A fifth stated: ”Repetitive movements caused by STRESS! It’s not funny.” A sixth said, “Usually not cool when animals feel trapped and afraid to make these moves.”
Yet another added, ”Raccoon doesn’t throw a dance. He’s scared because he’s in the cage!!”
Click for more trending news