By Kristiana Hall 

A health-conscious gorilla has gone to great lengths to keep her gnashers in good nick – using a branch as dental floss.

The ingenious animal was snapped demonstrating her creative zoo life hack by photographer, Miriam Haas.

The 55-year-old from Devon was visiting Bristol Zoo when she spotted the Western Lowland Gorilla, called Kera, using a bramble branch to clean her teeth.

She said: “She just started running it through her teeth.

Miriam Haas / Caters News

“Part of me was laughing at what she was doing but part of me was wincing at the thought of using brambles as dental floss.”