Gorilla and infant take a snooze by Joe Chowaniec (4 images)

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A mother gorilla cradles her young baby as they slept together wrapped in each other's arms.

The adorable photo by photographer Joe Chowaniec shows the true bond between mother and child.

The mother's protection is understandable, given the fact Western lowland gorillas are low in numbers - and they are now a critically endangered species.

The loving duo currently live at The Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada, a not-for-profit organisation which homes...
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