14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Escondito, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Becky Martens