2-year-old girl and baby gorilla share heartwarming moment at Fort Worth Zoo
In December, the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas welcomed Gus, a baby western lowland gorilla, reports KTVT.
Now, the little one is not only exploring his environment, he's making new friends.
A photo showing his adorable encounter with a 2-year-old girl named Braylee was posted to Facebook and has melted more than a few hearts.
It shows the two standing palm to palm on opposite sides of a glass partition.
Even though he's incredibly young, Gus is considered one of the zoo's great triumphs, notes Mashable.
Reproduction among western lowland gorillas is a slow process, and though the zoo has been in operation for over 100 years, Gus is the first of his kind to be born there.
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