Seven-month-old gorilla Mjukuu is the apple of its mum, Mbeli's eye. The loving gorillas are part of the Taronga Zoo family, who’ve released incredible photos of the mother bonding with her newborn.
The tiny new member has an inseparable bond with mum, Mbeli.
Gorillas are incredibly protective of their young, like Frala who just had a baby but zoo keeper,Lisa Ridley hasn't had the opportunity to determine the little one's gender. "Mum is still being very protective and keeping baby very close to her, so people are getting quick glimpses but mum doesn't want to show it off too much just yet,” Lisa explained to Daily Mail Australia.
“When they're born they stay with mum for quite a while for warmth, protection and most importantly food. Babies suckle every two hours and then they go back to sleep, so for now that's the best place for baby.
“They have got a really strong grip as soon as they are born, which is the easiest way for Frala to move around and collect food.”
The amazing bond between a mother and child isa pure wonder to witness.
Click through to see the stunning photos of baby Mjukuu with mum, Mbeli
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