"I'm just gonna go out on a limb here..." This young Western Lowland Gorilla was spotted in Apenheul Primate Park, the Netherlands.

"I'm just gonna go out on a limb here." This young Western Lowland Gorilla was spotted in Apenheul Primate Park, the Netherlands.

Infant Gorilla, Bwindi (Ian and Kate Bruce) by Naturetrek Wildlife Holidays, via Flickr

Infant Gorilla, Bwindi (Ian and Kate Bruce) by Naturetrek Wildlife Holidays, via Flickr

A new study by WCS researchers and the Max Planck Institute determined that female western lowland gorillas actively seek out the biggest silverbacks to father their offspring.

A new study by WCS researchers and the Max Planck Institute determined that female western lowland gorillas actively seek out the biggest silverbacks to father their offspring.

Gorila and baby

Kukena, the baby western lowland gorilla, clings to his mother Salome while she opens wrapped gifts of food given as Kukena's first birthday at Bristol Zoo Gardens in Bristol, Britain Wednesday, Sept. Kukena celebrates his first birthday on Thursday.

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