A year after losing her first-born baby, a nine-year-old gorilla identified as Kala is bonding with her new baby almost a month after giving birth again.
Some pictures posted by Daily Mail showed that animals also care for their offspring just the way humans care for theirs.
Kala, who is one of the seven western lowland gorillas in Bristol Zoo, gave birth to her new baby on August 19, Daily Mail reports.
Wothappen.com notes that a zoo photographer captured the beautiful bond between the mother and her baby when the latter was less than two weeks old.
Kala was said to have given birth naturally this time around unlike the first birth which was through emergency caesarean section.
Curator of Mammals at Bristol Zoo, Lynsey Bugg, said everyone at the zoo is happy about the newborn.
She said there is something very special about seeing a newborn baby gorilla, adding that they are such an iconic and charismatic species.