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2) The first social interactions of a newborn primate are with mother. The mountain gorilla is very careful to support her young infant as it clings to her. All primates seek contact with mother as soon as they are born -- and most are able to cling on their own within a day or two of birth. Mother gorilla resting with infant on her chest

Scientific name: Gorilla gorilla beringei
Question: What species is this?
Photo © by: Bill Weber & Amy Vedder

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