Dr.Lang of Basle Zoo, Switzerland, has an unusual foster child. He's trying his hand at?
Dr.Lang of Basle Zoo, Switzerland, has an unusual foster child. He's trying his hand at rearing a female gorilla, Goma.
At five months the little creature is still in the cuddlesome stage - as far as a gorilla can be. Dr.Lang spoon-feeds her, and she sleeps in a baby's play-pen. And if she doesn't fell like sleeping there are coloured wooden balls to push around.
One way and another, with her playful disposition and quaint looks Goma is quite a pet. It's hard to believe that in a few years time she'll tip the scales at around 500lbs. and will be able to tear a man in half, if she's so inclined.