The birth of a baby is truly an amazing thing, regardless of the species. When Calaya, a western lowland gorilla, gave birth to her first child, the miracle of the birth was filmed for all to see!
Calaya gave birth to a son alone in her barn. The video below captures a mother’s true love as Calaya pulls her baby out of her womb and embraces it. The “human” love that Calaya has for her baby has won the hearts of millions of people watching this video.
We share 98% of our DNA with gorillas, and it couldn’t be clearer in this video showing a mother’s love for her newborn. Gorillas are truly amazing creatures and we must do everything we can to ensure that they not only survive but thrive!