Kijivu ~ Cradling a Miracle

 

Kijivu holds her newborn baby at Prague Zoo, where the staff is celebrating this rare birth of a Western lowland gorilla in captivity. The new arrival comes after one of the most tragic events in the zoo’s history.

 

Cradling a miracle

 

Dec. 31, 2012: Kijivu, a female Western lowland gorilla, holds her newborn baby at Prague Zoo on Dec. 27 in Prague, Czech Republic. The baby gorilla was born on Dec. 22, just months after Kijivu’s second child, Tatu, died after accidentally hanging himself with a climbing rope. Zoo director Miroslav Bobek called the death the most tragic event at the zoo since flooding in 2002 killed more than 100 animals. (© Frantisek Vlcek/isifa/MAFRA/Getty Images)

 

YEAR of the SNAKE

 

Year of the Snake

 

 

Dec. 28. 2012: A zookeeper in Manila, Philippines, is not fearful of Burmese pythons that wrap themselves around his body during a celebration to mark the Chinese Zodiac‘s upcoming Year of the Snake. (© Rouelle Umali/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

 

 

Out with the OLD ~ In with the NEW

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