I stumbled on one very amazing story of a gorilla who gave birth to a set of twins!
Lovingly cradling her new born baby twins, this mother has certainly got her hands full.
And the proud gorilla has a double cause for celebration, her new arrivals are an extremely rare occurrence in the captivity kept species.
According to experts, twin gorillas come along once every ten years in the world’s zoos, making 20-year-old N’Gayla’s brood something worth celebrating.
Staff at Bergers’ Zoo in Arnhem knew that the imposing matriarch was expecting an infant, but they were stunned when, one morning, they discovered her gorilla holding the adorable duo.
The twins, a boy and a girl, will cling to their mother for the first 18 months of their lives, having little contact with any of the other species.
But once they are old enough to begin roaming, the great ape enclosure for themselves, other members of the group, including their 23-year-old dad, Bauwi, will be able to get to know their youngest playmates.
Wilco Limpers, head keeper of the great apes at Burgers’ Zoo, said: ‘In gorilla world, twins are very rare because in the last fifty years, there has only been ten births.
‘The father is not doing anything in the beginning, only sit next to her to protect her towards the others.
‘When the youngsters are one and a half year old, they want to play and then he will play with them and that’s quite nice to see.’
Wilco Limpers, head keeper of the great apes at the zoo, told RTV.
Limpers told reporters that while the zoo knew N’Gayla was expecting, it was a complete shock when she was found one morning holding two newborns, a boy and a girl.
The twins will live with their family for eight to 10 years, before being sent to another zoo in order to prevent incest within the group.
Below are more cute photos of the gorilla and her twins
Story culled from Daily Mail