Critically endangered gorilla and its newborn captured on film

Critically endangered gorilla and its newborn captured on film

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Wildlife Conservation Society shared a rare video of a western lowland gorilla and its infant in their natural habitat in Congo. Conservationists captured the video of female gorilla Mekome and her offspring in the rainforest of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. The scientists who captured the video believe that the baby gorilla was barely a week old when the encountered the pair. A female gorilla generally gives birth to one infant approximately every four years, and this baby is Mekome’s fifth offspring. A baby gorilla spends two to three years clinging to and riding on the back of its mother.