Call me a sucker, but I’m so glad I finally got to see the new baby gorilla at the National Zoo. It is just so darn cool to see such an expressive and tiny face on another animal, especially when the baby is naturally clinging to its mama like I’ve tried to mimic by using a sling.
When we last visited the zoo in January, we could only see the baby’s “teeny tiny hand!” as my son later reported, because she was nursing up on a platform. This time the mom left the Great Ape House moments after we got there for feeding time. We rushed outside and got there moments before she turned around to go back inside. I let my sister and her kids go up ahead to meet up with their friends while we made one last attempt. My son and I got a good view and snapped this photo and some video. When my husband met us, my son demanded he go in to see the baby gorilla, too.