These are the tragic photos which prove the bonds of motherhood know no bounds.
It is a story of a Mother Gorilla named Shira who unfortunately lost her baby and made countless attempts to wake her up. She wasn’t ready at all to accept the very fact that her baby is no more.
Last year, her son Tondu passed away when he was hardly six months old after contracting a viral infection.
This Is Shira, She Lives At The Frankfurt Zoo
Of course, there is always an exception to the rule, and in the great apes, we often find said exclusion. It is said that a scant 4% of DNA differentiates us from our primate cousins, and in this regard, we can truly see the human in such a hulking facade. In fact, a recent story about a gorilla in Germany proves how close we are as a species, and how we has individuals can see ourselves in even the most arcane of places.
When Her Baby Daughter Died, She Was Inconsolable
Shira, who lives at the Frankfurt Zoo, recently gave birth to a baby girl. All seemed fine until, one day, the infant dropped dead. No explanation. No immediate answer as to why. Now, this was not the first time Shira had given birth and lost the child. She had a son a few months back, but after six months of life, he died of an infection. The zoo wanted to find out what happened to the female, but her mother kept doing something heartbreaking.