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Here are 2 minutes of pure magic and love. 35-year-old Motuba, a gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, is seen here wrestling with his two-year-old son, Ajabu. 

Did you know what when a gorilla has its mouth open and shows only the lower teeth, it's in a playful mood and inviting to play? Pretty interesting! 

In the video, both father and son are in "play" mode, as they have their mouths opened slightly to indicate so. However, even more so, you can just see the pure love in Motuba's eyes as he watches over his son. 

We're feeling the love from this amazing dad, how about you? 

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Endangered Gorilla Is Expecting 1st Baby In New Orleans' Zoo

What beautiful news! 

13-year-old Tumani is excepting her very first baby! The critically endangered gorilla, who currently resides at the New Orleans' zoo, is already being trained in preparation for the bundle of joy! Tumani has been given a "doll" to care for, but since a stuffed doll doesn't look anything like a gorilla, it could be easily torn apart. 

Instead, they come up with another idea. Audubon Zoo's chief veterinarian, Dr. Robert McLean, explained that they created a "rugged section of canvas firehose tubing has been woven roughly to the proportions and weight of a 4-pound newborn gorilla."

"I haven't seen it myself, McLean continued. "Apparently it's pretty ugly but it does the job."

Tumani is a western lowland gorilla. In 2016, there was only an estimate of 362,000 in the wild, and that number falls about 2.7% a year. And according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, by 2082, those numbers might plummet to 80%. 

Unfortunately, due to diseases, such as Ebola, habitat loss, and illegal hunting, their population is plummeting quickly. 

And all the more reason to celebrate Tumani and her baby to be. We wish this mama a healthy delivery and a healthy baby! 

Story via ABC3340 News

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We know this video is old but it's one of our favorites and just brings on the good feelings and lingers. 

We miss Koko, the gentle and intelligent gorilla who learned to sign and communicate with her caretakers. She was truly someone special and this video only confirms that. 

On July 4th, 2015, Koko got her birthday for not only one kitten to come visit her, but a whole litter. Koko fell in love with one of the kittens who equally returned its love to Koko. Their bond is shown in the video and it's just beautiful. 

Koko passed away in 2018 but her memory lives on forever! Watch more Koko videos here. 

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Apes Eating Carrots And Enjoying Life

Gorillas, the largest living primates, make their homes in central and east Africa. They function in a well-developed social structure and often exhibit behavior and emotions similar to the human experience, including laughter, sadness and... love for carrots! Check out these photos of giant Apes eating carrots and enjoying every minute of it.  

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Gorilla's Unique Pigmentation On Fingers Goes Viral

We all know according to evolution, we are descendants of apes. Yet, it's even more clear after seeing images of just one gorilla. 

Meet Anaka, who resides at the Zoo Altanta. Anaka is unique, not only in terms of skin, but in personality as well. "[She's] often barking at her mom and others to get a prime spot for food and juice," Altanta Zoo wrote on their website. "She is often seen riding piggyback on her brother and sisters."

When the Morena Lale commented on a post from the zoo, asking if Anaka had vitiligo (a skin condition characterized by loss of skin pigmentation).

The Zoo responded, "Well, her skin pigment has always been like that and hasn't changed over the years, so we think it's just a cool birthmark."

Cool, indeed!


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Strange Picture Of Crow Goes Viral, Users Claim It's A Crow/Gorilla Hybrid And Have Some Fun

In other news... An interesting illusion picture of a crow went viral as users began to draw what looked like a super-muscular crow, or a crows head with a gorillas body. And thus, 'Crowilla' was born! Soon enough, scientists speak up about the image and explain the strange illusion. 

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This Silverback gorilla causes the road to come to a standstill when his family needs to cross it.

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20 Crazy WTF Facts About Monkeys

This is the first fact: monkeys are the best. We can all agree on that, right? Our closest ancestors are smart, cute, sometimes scary, have adorable little hairy human hands, ugly-in-a-painfully-cute-way babies, and well, I want one as a pet. Or more like a companion, like Curious George. I could go on all day about how great monkeys are, but instead I'll give you these 20 facts that will blow. your. mind. and have you Youtubing monkeys for the rest of the work day. Sorry not sorry. 

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Historical Newborn Gorilla and Mother Bond Right After Birth

On April 17, 2018, cameras at the Smithsonian Zoo captured a very rare moment. The moment a mother gorilla welcomed into the world a baby boy gorilla. Why is such a big deal? Well, Moke (meaning "junior" or "little one" in the Lingala language) is the first Western Lowland gorilla born in just under a decade. Proud mother Calaya was captured bonding with him moments after his birth, and we are all in love!

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Super Photogenic Gorilla Resembles George Clooney and is Taking The Internet By Storm

Gorillas aren't really known to be super photogenic. But alas... the really are! Well, at least this one. And after seeing the photos we totally understand the Clooney resemblance! Habani the gorilla or as the Japanese call him ikemen, meaning 'handsome guy' lives at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan and is pretty much breaking hearts! The Dutch-born, Australian-bred spends his days flexing, posing and being the center of everyones social media posts. Just take a look for yourself! 

h/t: Majestic Bunny

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the philadelphia zoo is letting the public name their new baby gorilla well sort of
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The zoo knows the public can't be trusted, so in order to avoid "Gorilla McGorillaFace", the staff will be releasing a list of names for people to vote on. Do you think Harambe Jr. will be on there or nah?