Footage of an endangered gorilla specie and its offspring which was born in the natural wild in Congo has attracted the attention of many conservationists who commented that the baby gorilla is only a week old.
Gorilla normally give birth every four years. The one in this video is the fifth offspring of gorilla Mekome. The gorilla’s offspring spend at least two to three years protected and nursed by its mother. Conservationists remarked that only one of the offspring is an adult as young gorillas are frequently attacked by other animals, hunted or die with disease.
It is calculated that there are 100,000 of this gorilla specie remaining in the wild.