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Touching Gorilla mum refuses to let go of her dead child [Photos]

The Gorilla could be seen walking frantically through her cage, desperate for her dead baby to wake up.

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Tragic photos has been released of a gorilla called, Shira in Frankfurt Zoo in Germany who lost her child only 1 week after its birth.

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Gorilla mum has a hard time letting go of dead child

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The Gorilla could be seen walking frantically through her cage, desperate for her dead baby to wake up.

Her baby died after a week and she doesn't understand why.

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Gorilla mum has a hard time letting go of dead child

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At night she lays the dead gorilla across her stomach and wakes up with the same perplexed look on her face when her baby doesn't stir.

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Gorilla mum has a hard time letting go of dead child

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Zoo director, Professor Manfred Niekisch said;

'Last Thursday she was OK in the morning but in the afternoon she suddenly and without warning died. We have as yet no idea what caused it.'

Eventually, she let go of the corpse of her baby and the zookeepers took the body for autopsy.

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Gorilla mum has a hard time letting go of dead child

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