Monday, January 14, 2013

Gorilla Mothers

Gorillas can be affectionate
For all the trouble Jamani and Olympia have had, they get along pretty darn well, often resting right next to each other, nursing and holding their babies.  Some days, it is cold enough that you can imagine they are simply trying to keep warm. But even when it is warm out, the moms often  hang out fur touching fur.

Jamani holds her head while Olympia, cradling Apollo, looks on

I rarely see Acacia joining in. Customarily, male Nkosi  is off on his own in one area of the Forest Glade, and Acacia, who does not yet have a baby of her own, not yet anyway, is off in another direction passing the time by herself.

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