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It never rains but it pours: Mother and baby gorillas get caught in midst of a storm

08-03-2010 16:28 BJT

Some things are worth saving for a rainy day.

But judging by this mother's despairing pose, a trip around the forest with a baby isn't one of them.

It never rains but it pours: The mother gorilla and her baby both look despairing after being caught in a torrential rain shower in Apenheul Primate Park, in the Netherlands.
It never rains but it pours: The mother gorilla and her baby both 
look despairing after being caught in a torrential rain shower in 
Apenheul Primate Park, in the Netherlands.

The lowland gorilla picked a bad moment to leave her enclosure with her youngster, and the pair were caught in a torrential downpour.

She was left squatting on a log, her baby curled into her to escape the worst of the rain.

The image appears in My Favourite Animal Families, by Steve Bloom and David Henry Wilson, published by Thames & Hudson.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.com

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