Love in her eyes: Martha the western lowland gorilla tenderly embraces her two-week-old baby at Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas yesterday

Totally devoted: The monkey mother who just can't put her precious newborn down

Love in her eyes: Martha the western lowland gorilla tenderly embraces her two-week-old baby at Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas yesterday

Baby - Western Lowland Gorilla (gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a mammal type animal. It inhabits rainforest and dense jungle. The weight of this animal is about 100kg - 200kg (220lbs - 440lbs) and average life span is 35 - 50 years.

Baby - Western Lowland Gorilla (gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a mammal type animal. It inhabits rainforest and dense jungle. The weight of this animal is about 100kg - 200kg (220lbs - 440lbs) and average life span is 35 - 50 years.

08 April 2016 - The Macho Ape, a critically-endangered Western Lowland Gorilla balances on a branch and beats its chest, roaring as it watches over the contractors working on improving the zoo. The 12-year-old male gorilla N'Dowe is in his enclosure at home at Paignton Zoo, Devon, where it lives with four other gorillas.

08 April 2016 - The Macho Ape, a critically-endangered Western Lowland Gorilla balances on a branch and beats its chest, roaring as it watches over the contractors working on improving the zoo. The 12-year-old male gorilla N'Dowe is in his enclosure at home at Paignton Zoo, Devon, where it lives with four other gorillas.

Tender grip: The primate was born four days ago as part of a successful breeding programme | Ozala at Twycross Zoo

Keep your paws off my baby! Zoo keepers are unable to get close to newborn gorilla because of its 16-stone protective mother

Tender grip: The primate was born four days ago as part of a successful breeding programme | Ozala at Twycross Zoo

This image was one that won Nature's Best Photography Magazine's wildlife photograph 2010. Zoos And Aquariums. It was taken by Tom Warren
Western Lowland Gorilla and Mallard Duck, Bronx Zoo, New York, U.S.

Do you come here often? Heart-warming image of gorilla making friends with duckling among wildlife photography award winners

This image was one that won Nature's Best Photography Magazine's wildlife photograph 2010. Zoos And Aquariums. It was taken by Tom Warren Western Lowland Gorilla and Mallard Duck, Bronx Zoo, New York, U.S.

Ambam, a 21 year old Silverback gorilla, walks on his hind legs at Port Lympne Zoo in Kent Southeast England, on January 28, 2011. The male name Ambam, is part of a bachelor group of critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. [Also on this board is a one minute VIDEO of him walking. st] AFP PHOTO/Ben Stansall

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Ambam, a 21 year old Silverback gorilla, walks on his hind legs at Port Lympne Zoo in Kent Southeast England, on January 28, 2011. The male name Ambam, is part of a bachelor group of critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. [Also on this board is a one minute VIDEO of him walking. st] AFP PHOTO/Ben Stansall

I can't help but marvel at this gentle embrace <3

Pictures of the day: 18 March 2011

The twins are part of a programme conserving and habituating wild gorillas to humans for tourism and research managed by the WWF

Rare western lowland gorilla twins born in conservation area

The twins are part of a programme conserving and habituating wild gorillas to humans for tourism and research managed by the WWF

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