photos by michal cizek (1,3,5,7,9) of kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, with her two day old baby at the zoo in prague; and fredrikvon erichsen (2,4,6,8) of rebecca and her three day old daugher at the frankfurt zoo.
with less than 800 mountain gorillas and only 2500 eastern lowland gorillas left in the world, gorilla populations are now so low that birthing programs such of these are needed to ensure sufficient genetic diversity of the species.
"Call me slow, but I’ve just found out that my art - especially the drawings - is posted all over the place on the internet - sometimes not by me. If you’ve featured me, and credited my name, thank you, I really appreciate the support. X
If you’ve featured me, but didn’t credit the art, please make the effort, it’s only polite. ;)” from his website