Skip to content
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change your settings or learn more here.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal

Animals come across a mirror in the wild and are mesmerised by their own reflections

Some are baffled, others are antagonised.
Jun 8th 2015, 11:02 AM 13,005 12

WE’VE ALL DONE that thing where we unexpectedly catch a glimpse of ourselves in a mirror and have to do a double-take.

French photographer Xavier Hubert-Brierre wanted to see how animals would react if they saw themselves in a mirror in the wild.

He and his wife set up mirrors in several locations in Gabon to capture animals as they walked by.

Some of the animals are baffled, others are antagonised – at least one leopard tries to attack the mirror – while others seem to think it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever seen.

The video has already racked up  more than 16 million views on YouTube since it was posted.

Source: Caters TV/YouTube

More ways to take a break:

Check out these Irish guys’ brilliant bunkbed challenge fail > 

Watch as this student gives the emotional speech he was banned from giving > 

Send a tip to the author

Christine Bohan


    Back to top