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This family of Gorillas lives in The Gaia Park in Kerkrade, Netherlands.
They are dominated by the imposing Silverback. The female is still suckling her baby born earlier this year. And refused to come outside with her infant. The young male is at an age where he is starting to anger the older silverback and will probabley be moved to another zoo before long. As the family leader the silverback has to maintain disipline. The results of this can be seen in the wounds on the arm and leg of the adolescent male. Although the young male seemed to like being photographed and almost posed for the camera his `Grumpy` father just scowled at me defiantly and whilst being fed peace offering of fruit by his son opinion of Photographers known in the last photo!