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Safe in Mom's Arms

Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) named "Leslie", born 10/19/16 - with her mother "Kokamo".

 

Gorilla babies will begin eating some vegetation at around 2.5 months and make it the majority of their diet by 6 to 7 months. Still, some will nurse for comfort 2.5-3 years or beyond.

 

San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

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Taken on August 24, 2019