14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gorilla mother with 2 week old daughter.
Kokoma, a western lowland gorilla, had given birth 2 weeks prior to this image being taken and has been reported to be a very attentive mother, as is obvious here. This glimpse of pride and tenderness is eerily familiar to us humans.
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