Rwanda's Gorillas - 2017

watched the youngsters but did not appear concerned. There was a 3- 4-month-old infant who behaved just like human babies. He lay on his back and kicked his feet and legs clumsily but vigorously.

He would grasp at a toe or hand and stare intently at it as if trying to understand just what it was and how it was connected to him. He gurgled some with little sounds and the females watched him much more closely than the older kids. It was impossible for me to look at these wonderful creatures and not become very emotional. To me, there is consciousness in those eyes as well as intelligence. I am fairly convinced that we descended from the same mammalian family tree as

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