Monroe – the Baby Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Monroe is a a baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Monroe was born June 27, 2011 to mother Kokamo and is the first baby born there in over a decade. These shots were taken on November 11, 2012 when Monroe decided to give the onlookers a little show. He beat his little chest and gestured at those watching. His antics became more boisterous with every cheer and roar of laughter. The last image is Monroe’s less than impressed father watching the display. 🙂
Having a background in Primatology, I am always up for a trip the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park for an afternoon with these amazing animals. Gorillas are a highly endangered species and can use all the support and care we can give. To see these incredible animals disappear from the wild would be a tragedy of immense proportions. Stop by the Zoo and Safari Park to check out these gentle giants.
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