UNDATED (CNN) -- An attitude readjustment is needed for a sexist gorilla. The 400 pound male is headed to therapy.
"Patrick" has spent 18 years at the Dallas Zoo. His keepers call him beautiful, intelligent and outgoing towards humans, but to other primates he's not; especially females.
Patrick is a bit of a loner. The 430-pound western lowland gorilla 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.
So now, Patrick is leaving behind his bachelor pad at the Dallas Zoo and being moved to the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, where they will work to re-socialize him. Mammal curator John Davis says, "He will have a visual or site of other gorillas, he will smell them, he can vocalize back and forth with them. And that in itself will be quite stimulating for him."
Patrick's 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 5, which could be a reason why he's anti-social around other gorillas. Davis says, "Male gorillas are obviously territorial and certainly assertive in their behavior and in their nature. Their behavioral profiles and their history are always unique and different and that's what we find intriguing about him."
Not to give Patrick more of a complex, but his replacement at the Dallas Zoo is pretty impressive. Zola the gorilla breakdances! Yes, that's right: breakdances. He's being brought in to take Patrick's place in Dallas.