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A young mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) enjoys the comfort of resting in its mother's arms in the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda

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Sleeping cutie: Baby gorilla takes a break from his monkey business on mother's arm

It looks like new mother Jamani is pondering what to do whilst her baby is sleeping. North Carolina Zoological Park. © Tom Gillespie

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Bold as brass monkey

An unsteady baby chimp takes steps away from his mother at a zoo. - photo by Konrad Wothe

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Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda - in pictures

Baby #gorilla in Virunga National Park by Tim Henshall. Help protect their home http://www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/virunga/

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Like we said, Leslie is a handful. Photo: Todd Lahman

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A newborn gorilla, named Ameli, rests in the arms of her mother, Anya. Picture: Jack Guez. (Gorillas comprise the eponymous genus Gorilla, the largest extant genus of primates by size. They are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa).

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A once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with the (now) leader of the Mubare mountain gorilla family, Kanyonyi, of the Bwindi National Park in Uganda.

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