A gorilla is a large ape that is as tall as a man, but much larger and stronger than him. These animals are distinguished by great intelligence, calmness and friendliness to people if they answer them the same. Gorillas live in Africa.
Gorillas live in groups and spend almost half of the day looking for food. They move a lot and can walk on two legs, but prefer to lean on their hands or move through trees.
A group of gorillas usually consists of one male, several females and cubs. The male is the leader and decides where the flock goes, where it stops. Even if there are grown males in the flock, only the leader has the right to mate with females.
Females bring offspring every 4 years, usually one baby. Mothers carry babies on their backs until they can walk and climb trees on their own. And even after that, the cub stays with the mother until the age of 5.
Gorillas become completely independent and mature by the age of 10. The author of the video below shows the gorilla’s reverent feelings for her baby.
“The first-time mommy gorilla can’t stop covering her newborn with kisses. Kalaya is a 15-year-old western lowland gorilla. She has just given birth to a son and is showing him affection.
The baby was named Moki, which means “small” in the Lingala language. Right before the birth, the trainer taught Kalaya basic motherhood skills like kissing and grooming to make it more likely that she would take care of Moki.
What the zookeepers saw looked like the endless love of the gorilla for her cub.