In the wild, gorillas live in groups called troops or bands. The troop is led by a dominant male gorilla, a silverback, who is easily identified by a silver strip of fur down his back. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good shot of the silverback in the main exhibit at Zoo Atlanta, but I did capture these three shots of a young gorilla and his momma that were part of the troop.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite shot below?
Gorilla Photo #2. Gorilla babies, like this little guy, usually nurse for about three years. By this age, they also eat other largely vegetarian goodies like leaves, stems, bamboo shoots, and fruit.