Thursday, June 20, 2013

Baby Gorilla Takes a Drink

There's a lovely stream running through the Forest Glade. That's where the gorillas live in the North Carolina Zoo. Here we see Bomassa leaning over to investigate and to take a little drink. The gorillas don't do a lot of drinking, however. Even in the wild, there is little need to drink water, as the kind of food which gorillas eat is very high in water content: leaves, wild celery, fruits of various kinds when they are in season.