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

Animal pictures of the week: 15 October 2010

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

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.

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.

(Gorilla gorilla), Flachlandgorilla, Affe

Photo Print: (Gorilla gorilla), Flachlandgorilla, Affe by Dieter Höll (F1 Online)

Gorillas in Rwanda: photography by Andy Rouse

Gorillas in Rwanda: photography by Andy Rouse

Gorillas in Rwanda: photography by Andy Rouse - Telegraph This hairdo is too much!

Meet the gentle giants of the mountains on the brink of extinction Amazing -

Meet the gentle giants of the mountains on the brink of extinction

Meet the gentle giants of the mountains on the brink of extinction Amazing -

Hunting: The gorillas are also vulnerable to poachers, who make their way through the parks. Pictured: Ranger Andre Baunma with a gorilla who has been orphaned and is now being cared for at the Mikeno Lodge, Virunga National Park

Meet the gentle giants of the mountains on the brink of extinction

Hunting: The gorillas are also vulnerable to poachers, who make their way through the parks. Pictured: Ranger Andre Baunma with a gorilla who has been orphaned and is now being cared for at the Mikeno Lodge, Virunga National Park

It's soft fluff with a face. I can't even handle it.

In pictures: Wildlife photo award

The only body that belongs to you is your own. Question what you've been taught about human domination over all other species and our assumed "rights" over the bodies and lives of nonhuman individuals. Challenge your speciesism. Learn reverence for life. Live vegan. There's no good excuse not to. www.vegankit.com, freefromharm.org, and www.howtogovegan.org

The only body that belongs to you is your own. Question what you've been taught about human domination over all other species and our assumed "rights" over the bodies and lives of nonhuman individuals. Challenge your speciesism. Learn reverence for life. Live vegan. There's no good excuse not to. www.vegankit.com, freefromharm.org, and www.howtogovegan.org

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