Just a few months old, Baby Gladys is an adorable little gorilla that is currently being raised by a team of 10 human surrogates at the Cincinnati Zoo. She and the potential surrogate gorilla mothers at the zoo are learning about each other with the help of their human team. The goal is for one of the gorilla moms to take over Gladys’ care within the next few weeks.
There are also more gorilla and zoo videos in the archives.
Observing a six month old baby girl orangutan, an eight year old son and their mother as they spend family time together in the Sumatran jungle in Indonesia. From the cameraman for this Earth-Touch video:
"Our interaction with the mother via our close observation of her behaviour is more cognitive than anything I have experienced with another animal. It is rather startling to look into her eyes and see her looking back with the same self-awareness and awareness of another."