Ya Pili

Photograph by

Adrian Japp

About this image

I was lucky enough to be at Jersey Zoo in July 2003 a few days after the birth of Ya Pili. A Western Lowland Gorilla. I stood for some time, watching her mother sheltering her from the view of the visitors. Briefly, she turned, and I managed to grab this shot of her feeding whilst looking at her mother's face. Sadly, Ya Pili died at the age of four from a virus.