The Western lowland gorilla is critically endangered in the wild.
If we lose them, we lose something very important for humanity.
Baby Yola turned one year old November 20th, 2016.
Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Washington
Yola’s mother Nadiri keeps a close eye on her while she plays.
Yola loves to jump around in the hay.
She is a bundle of joy and full of energy.
Nadiri wants to take a nap, but patiently watches Yola having fun.
She has other family members to play with while mom relaxes.
Aunt Akinji loves to play with her, but she’s just not in the mood.
All Seven for Sunday photographs are shot weekly by Crystal Hoeveler