Recently went to a zoo for the 1st time since taking up a camera. This is Gracie, part of a family unit with Elmo & their 3 year old son, Gus. She was very aware of my camera. Gracie is a Western Lowland Gorilla, a critically endangered species. From the zoo website: "•The Fort Worth Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Western Lowland Gorilla Species Survival Plan (SSP), which manages the breeding of gorillas in order to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining population that can serve as a hedge against extinction."
Female Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
Fort Worth Zoo, Texas