Gorilla lovingly takes care of her newborn in very human-like way
“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” – Edwin H. Chapin
It is almost Mother’s Day, the day where we show our love, appreciation, and care to our beloved mothers.
Every year, we read stories about the sacrifice, love, and devotion of our mothers. Who wouldn’t feel grateful to have a loving mother?
When we talk about a mother’s love, we just don’t talk about human mothers.
In the animal kingdom, we would be able to see equally amazing and loving mothers.
A great example would be this video of a gorilla that takes care of her infant, similar to how we, humans, take care of ours.
Gorillas are amazing animals and are very similar to us. In fact, science backs this up.
“The big picture is that we’re perhaps 98 percent identical in our sequences to gorillas. So that means most of our genes are very similar, or even identical to, the gorilla version of the same gene,” said Chris Tyler-Smith, a well-known geneticist at Wellcome Trust.
That being said, it’s not only in the physical form that we’re similar.
Gorilla mothers are also known to exhibit human-like traits when it comes to their children.
Gorilla mothers have a strong bond with their babies. They take care of their children in their first few years, providing shelter, food, protection, and of course, love.
In documentaries or photos, we usually see Gorilla mothers carrying their infant child on their backs or against their chests, bringing them everywhere they go.
Two years ago, a video garnered 14M views because of its beautiful and heartfelt content.
The video was uploaded by Reproduction Live TV at the Smithsonian National Zoo located in Washington, DC.
It shows the video of Calaya, a western lowland gorilla.
The short clip showed Calaya giving birth, unassisted, to her first offspring, a male.
For all women that have already given birth, we all know how difficult it was, right? The pain of labor and the exhaustion that you would feel afterward is unimaginable.
Look at Calaya, all alone as she gave birth to her offspring. You can see just how exhausted she was as she carefully took her infant and cleaned it herself.
There was no time to rest.
Calaya carefully cradled her baby and positioned him near her breast. Then, she held him close to her, looked at him lovingly.
The new mother kissed her newborn.
You can just feel the love from this mother. The way she held him and the way she kissed him was so pure and beautiful.
No matter how much your body aches, no matter how painful it was to give birth – once you see your child, you will forget all of those feelings.
Looking at how Calaya takes care of her infant is very similar to how we take care of our babies. Look at how she holds him, kisses him, and breastfeeds him.
It was such a beautiful video that shows how much love a mother can give. We have to admit, this Gorilla mom is amazing!
Imagine giving birth without any help, and yet, she did an amazing job all by herself.
There are also other videos showing how young Gorillas can be as naughty as human toddlers.
We see their parents struggle in keeping their little one out of trouble.
Watch this beautiful and touching video below of Calaya giving birth, and don’t forget to share this with your friends and family.
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Source : https://animalchannel.co