For the first time in decades, there are baby gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. Follow their progress here as they grow, through the work of Chapel Hill Photographer Windy Sawczyn
Monday, June 24, 2013
Baby Gorilla Swings on a Branch
Gorilla Jungle Gym
Here's Apollo upside down and swinging on a stick. This appears to be what's left of a small tree which once grew amongst the bamboo in the Forest Glade. There is a big fallen log too, as well as a large gorilla jungle gym. Some zoogoers seems to think it's a tree, as it is made out of something that either is, or looks like tree trunks. It's perfect for adult gorillas who can climb up the logs, set like rungs of a ladder, but it's just a little too big to be interesting to the babies yet. Although one of the volunteers did mention that Bomassa somehow managed to climb all the way up one day and could not get down again. His doting mother Jamani went up after him and brought him back to safety.