Photo of the week: Melburnian gorilla in the spotlight

August 8, 2012

Melbourne, Wildlife & Nature

There is no resisting the overwhelming urge to ‘aaaah’ when you see this little face! Yakini, a gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo in 1999, has become a bit of an internet sensation over the past few days with people everywhere tweeting his picture. We may be biased but we think it’s easy to see why – he has certainly raised a few smiles round here. Born on Nov 28, 1999 at Melbourne Zoo, Yakini now lives in the sister zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria.

Yakini as a new born – surprised at the coldness of the stethoscope

Have you been lucky enough to visit Yakini in Victoria? Tell us about it….

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