Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know of my love for chimpanzees and gorilla's.
So you can imagine how excited I was when I visited Cincinnati Zoo and got to see Gladys (the baby gorilla) with her surrogate mother M'Linzi for the first time.
Just look at that face, isn't it precious. Their eyes just kill me, always so soulful.
She was originally born in Texas but her birth mother showed no maternal instincts so she was relocated to Cincinnati. Staff at the zoo spent months working around the clock, teaching her some of the basics before introductions with the surrogate mother could take place.
It would seem that all that effort and hard work paid off because Gladys looks to be doing just fine.