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National Geographic News Photo Gallery: Gorillas Mate Face-to-Face in First Photos
As the female’s daughter looks on, two western lowland gorillas in Congo’s Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park embrace before mating face-to-face, as seen in photos released today.
Lowland gorillas had never before been seen mating face-to-face, and no wild gorilla had ever been photographed using this behavior, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced. The mating style, though, is seen among gorillas in captivity.