Lady in Waiting, #Philadelphiazoo, Philadelphia PA

Mama gorilla cradles her abdomen with tenderness and care as she awaits the blessed event.  She seems to enjoy our attention as view her expanding figure behind the glass wall.  Who wouldn’t want to save this beautiful species that is well-adapted to the enrichment, attention and safety of zoo life despite being critically endangered in the wild where we have limited control over the future of gorillas?  Amani is a lucky youngster because this pregnant gorilla will soon give birth to her playmate.  How sweet is that?