A female gorilla from the San Francisco Zoo showed us that adoption is not exclusive to the human race.
According to KCBS.com, shortly after giving birth, the mother gorilla named Monifa left the nest and did not attempt to care for her newborn baby boy. The zookeepers tried several times to get Monifa to connect with the baby but were unsuccessful. Each time, the new mother would move far away from the baby and eventually built a new nest.
Knowing the baby needed a mother, the zookeepers united the baby boy with an older mother named Bawang. Although the workers still have to feed the baby, Bawang has taken on the other responsibilities of amother and the baby is doing well.
If you would like to see photos of the baby gorilla, the San Francisco zoo has posted more pics on Flickr. CLICK HERE to see them.