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Making an impression by Andy Rouse. Akarevuro, a young male mountain gorilla, charged at Andy and his companions in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

this face makes me nuts. i want him!!!! this is love!

silly little guy. and look how crazy of a creature this is! but people are so used to knowing about elephants that they think they're a normal thing.


I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.

Mama & Baby                                       #animals #wildlife

Gorilla mother Kumili arms her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central Germany. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March 2014 and its sex is still unknown. It's the second gorilla baby born within four month in this group of apes.

Petit petit

This is absolutely ridiculous. The ears, the huge eyes, the bow?// If a deer really did have the proportions of Bambi.

In Rwanda every gorilla birth is a reason for celebration of the successful conservation efforts.  Naming a newly born baby has been part of Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries. Given the remarkable efforts made by the Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board, and in collaboration with various conservation partners and local communities, to actively protect the Mountain Gorillas and their habitat.

Young Mountain Gorilla, Volcanoes National Park by Sue Earnshaw

I can’t even handle this. It’s so sweet!

Maman gorille et son petit *is in French meaning: mother gorilla and a small child

Studies have shown that mothers who are active readers tend to have children who become active readers. Maybe it's just a "monkey-see-monkey-do" thing, but the love of reading is a wonderful thing to give your child. A beautiful gift.

It's reading time! The cute photo of the studious mama and baby gorillas was submitted by Lynnette Fortin to the National Geographic's 2013 Traveler Photo Contest