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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Watch That Gorilla!

Not to mention the lions.
I have to keep going back to London Zoo to see how the baby gorilla is getting on.
Meanwhile the saga of the lions continues. Yesterday, dad was in with the kids:


I assumed mum was still in isolation because of her stroppiness at being in season, but later, after the kids had moved away, she squeezed out from behind where they were snuggling.

Getting a close, unblurred picture of Mjukuu's baby remains difficult.




There was one action shot where she let the baby climb over her head, but this was the best I could get:


Matters are not helped by the behaviour of senior female Zaire, who is desperate to cuddle the baby. But Mjukuu has not put him down since he was born, and she won't hand him over. So Zaire took a lump out of Mjukuu's arem, as you can see, and now, whenever Zaire closes in, Mjukuu gets as far away as she can, and bang goes any picture opportunity.
Effie and the new male Kesho, however, are getting along like a house on fire. The passage to their quarters goes over the human access to Gorilla Kingdom, and there, sadly marred by reflections from the very sunny but cold outdoor enclosure, they plighted their troth. Repeatedly.

5 comments:

Nantz said...

That shot of the lion is absolutely breath-taking.

Beverly said...

Awww, poor Mjukuu. Why does she have to get hurt when all she's doing is protecting her baby? No one said life was fair, I suppose.

JoJo said...

Maybe mom lion was off getting a mani/pedi while dad took care of the tots. ;p

potzina said...

Your photos are too cute, I love the lions. And your video is educational! lol They're passioned!

SnarkAngel said...

Such passion in that video! LOL!

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