Only the fifth set of mountain gorilla twins ever to be reported in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The mountain gorilla is officially listed as critically endangered. This image by Diana Rebman was in the running for the 2013 Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Only the fifth set of mountain gorilla twins ever to be reported in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The mountain gorilla is officially listed as critically endangered. This image by Diana Rebman was in the running for the 2013 Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species.

Silver-back Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda, with little baby. Silver-back is a term used for adult male Gorillas of all their species.

Silver-back Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda, with little baby. Silver-back is a term used for adult male Gorillas of all their species.

A male gorilla grooms a baby gorilla. (Photo copyright © The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International)

A male gorilla grooms a baby gorilla. (Photo copyright © The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International)

Mountain gorilla,Rwanda, By Thierry Riols    Just try to tell me you don't see intelligence in those eyes.

Mountain gorilla,Rwanda, By Thierry Riols Just try to tell me you don't see intelligence in those eyes.

A young mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) enjoys the comfort of resting in its mother’s arms in the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda  Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features :)

A young mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) enjoys the comfort of resting in its mother’s arms in the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features :)

Groups of gorillas are led by one dominant, older adult male, called a silverback because of the of silver hair that cover his back.

Groups of gorillas are led by one dominant, older adult male, called a silverback because of the of silver hair that cover his back.

Master of his Domain. Photograph by Christopher Whittier - A young silverback mountain gorilla pauses as the clouds lift to reveal Mt Sabinyo, one of the extinct Virunga volcanoes. Bushokoro, Northern Province, Rwanda

Master of his Domain. Photograph by Christopher Whittier - A young silverback mountain gorilla pauses as the clouds lift to reveal Mt Sabinyo, one of the extinct Virunga volcanoes. Bushokoro, Northern Province, Rwanda

This baby mountain gorilla from Rwanda can't believe you think he's handsome!

This Year's 45 Most Lovable Baby Animal Pictures

Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) -can't believe we're going to be doing this!

Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) -can't believe we're going to be doing this!

Half of the world's last remaining Mountain Gorillas on the planet are found in the Virunga Volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world.  #Gorilla #TOMSAnimalInitiative

Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda - in pictures

Half of the world's last remaining Mountain Gorillas on the planet are found in the Virunga Volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. #Gorilla #TOMSAnimalInitiative

For this mountain gorilla whose mother was killed by poachers, the pain is all too real. In an emotional display of mourning, the dismayed gorilla holds onto park ranger Patrick Karabaranga for support.

For this mountain gorilla whose mother was killed by poachers, the pain is all too real. In an emotional display of mourning, the dismayed gorilla holds onto park ranger Patrick Karabaranga for support.

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