Mother Gorilla Hugs Baby by Evan Animals, A mother gorilla gently hugs it's 3 year old baby. One of the best things about watching the great apes is to capture a moment like this when they do something so human like.
Young gorillas learn by mimicking the behaviors of other individuals in the troop, and by play fighting with other youngsters. A young gorilla stays close to its mother until it is 4 to 6 years old. Gorillas are known to nurse for up to 3 years.
YOUR DAY AT THE ZOO - What if you inhabited the consciousness of a great cat or a lazily coiled serpent or a great ape for just one day? _______________________________ The thinker, a portrait ~ Gorilla by shuttershrink