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Monday, July 1, 2013

Baby Gorillas up the Wall

Gorilla Yoga

Baby Bomassa Gorilla, nine months old in this photo,  is perfectly adept at standing. He and his baby brother Apollo are both fascinated with the wall these days. They like to stand up and stretch their arms up as far as they can go. Here you get a really good view of Bomassa's big hands and you can see that his arms are longer than his short little legs. Mother Jamani is never far from her son. She is looking on,  in the photo below. That wall is one of her favorite places to relax.

Bomassa stretches as Jamani keeps watch
Speaking of Jamani, her brother is now living in the Carolinas too.  Ajari Gorilla has recently arrived at  Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina where he will be living with Chaka and Mike in a bachelor group. He is twelve years old now, and like Jamani, was born in San Diego.You can look at a family tree for Riverbanks Zoo to find out more about the gorillas Ajari will be living with.