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The Universality of a Mother's Grief: Gorilla Cradles Her Dying Baby

Animals  (tags: germany, zoolife, wildanimals, wildlife, gorilla, baby, death, grief, sadness, protection, endangered, extinction )

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Hers is the inconsolable grief of all mothers who lose a child. Anyone who doubts the bond between the great apes and humans has only to look at these moving photos to see the emotions of love and loss that bind us together. Gorilla Gana, 11, was le

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Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2008, 4:28 pm

Pat B (356)
Monday August 18, 2008, 4:48 pm
how very, very sad. we all feel her sorrow, just by viewing the pictures. sad, indeed. noted

Joycey B (750)
Monday August 18, 2008, 5:52 pm
My heart breaks over this. Poor Gana. Sadly noted.

Cat Gamble (44)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 3:43 pm
Sadly noted... and there are people who dare to say animals do not have feelings. =(

Nancy B (88)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 3:52 pm
That poor precious Gana . It breaks my heart to know how much pain she is in , I get SO ANGRY at humans who do not think animals feel pain , she is so very sad - I want to hug her ! This ability to love so deeply as we do is just one more reason we have to stop the testing in labs !

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 4:12 pm
Very sad!!
Poor gorillas' fight for survival amid mans onslaught of greed in their habitats. And then to lose a baby.......


Lee D (22)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 4:16 pm
Rest in peace, Claudio, precious little child of Gana. I hope one day she will have a baby and it will be healthy and she won't reject it. I am so sad and I have tears in my eyes.

Sa R (51)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 4:53 pm
Sad - but, at least, it is not man's doing. (Small confort)

Sa R (51)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 4:58 pm
correction: comfort

Morgan G (225)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 5:21 pm
I hope some people did learn something from watching the grief suffered. Maybe some of these people will have learned to see animals in a completely new way. My heart goes out to Gana.

Dalia H (1280)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 5:31 pm
This is so sad. It makes me think about other people that want to have abortion. It is sad to see that animals can be more human than people. At least this time it wasn't a man that killed little Claudio.

Emerald Jordan (19)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 5:45 pm
Very sad. This animal has shown more compassion than many humans have. My heart goes out to this mother. So compassionate.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Thursday August 21, 2008, 5:41 am
Sad day indeed. Even sadder that shes in a zoo.....Dont forget Gorillas are closer to us than most want to think....

Big Gorilly Hugs

Patricia N (41)
Thursday August 21, 2008, 8:49 am
People who think animals have no emotions just have to see these photos to know the animals have feelings like we do, they feel pain as we do. I cried when reading this & my heart aches for her over the loss of her baby.

Kathy W (299)
Thursday August 21, 2008, 11:57 am
This is just so very sad. Thanks Jacqueline.
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