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Gorilla in Grief

Mother gorilla won't give up dead baby

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  • Aug. 20: Gorilla mother Gana holds her dead baby as she strides across her enclosure at the zoo in Muenster, western Germany. The baby died on Aug. 16, but can only be recovered from the enclosure once the mourning mother leaves the corpse behind, said zoo spokesperson Ilona Zuehlke.
  • Aug. 20: Gana holds her dead baby with one hand as she eats with the other at the zoo in Muenster, western Germany.
  • Aug. 20: Gana the gorilla carries her dead baby across her shoulder as she walks in her enclosure at the zoo in Muenster, western Germany.
  • Aug. 20: Gana picks up the live baby of her fellow gorilla mother Changa even as she continues to carry her dead baby on her back at the zoo in Muenster, western Germany.
  • Aug. 20: Gana appears to kiss the hand of her dead baby as she sits against a tree trunk at the zoo in Muenster, western Germany.

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