Baby gorilla, 2-year-old girl bond at Texas zoo

By Daniel Uria  |  May 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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FORT WORTH, Texas, May 25 (UPI) -- A baby gorilla and a young girl shared a moment of bonding when the two encountered each other on opposite sides of the glass at a Texas zoo.

Fort Worth Zoo shared a photo of the 5-month-old gorilla named Gus and 2-year-old girl Braylee pressing their hands together through the glass.

"As he gets older, Gus is exploring more and more of the world around him, which includes encounters with new friends like Braylee of Fort Worth," the zoo wrote.

Gus had previously captured the hearts of animal lovers when he was named to USA Today's list of Cute Baby Zoo Animals for Spring 2016.

He also became the first gorilla to be born at Fort Worth Zoo when he arrived on Dec. 5, 2015.

The zoo encouraged visitors to share their own "animal encounters" and offered to share some of their favorites.

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