Western Lowland Gorilla

Meet baby Gladys. She’s just six-weeks-old. Gladys is a Western lowland gorilla, but you could be forgiven for thinking she looks almost human. That’s because Gladys is in fact more than 98% human. In 2012, scientists fully decoded the DNA of a Western lowland gorilla and discovered that humans and gorillas differ in just 1.75% of their DNA. However...

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Joel Sartore is a veteran of more than 30 assignments for National Geographic. Joel is the founder of Photo Ark, a conservation initiative based around his striking images of thousands of species taken in the world’s zoos.

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