Animals

By Kristiana Hall and Jamie Smith


This grumpy gorilla really isn’t in the mood for monkeying around!

The majestic beast just doesn’t seem to want to play with his young son, who tries repeatedly to engage his dad in a game.

And even though youngster Ajabu is just a few days old when the picture was taken, dad Richard still doesn’t want to engage with his new son.

Lucie Stepnickova /Caters News

The pictures were captured by amateur photographer Lucie Stepnickova, at Prague Zoo, where she has been photographing Richard and his growing family for years.

She said: “I’ve been visiting Richard for 11 years at the zoo, and have loved seeing his family grow around him.

“Baby Ajabu is incredibly magical and smart.

“He always looks like he is smiling, and very playful. Seeing him play always brings a smile to my lips.

“On this day, his dad Richard didn’t really seem in quite such a playful mood, but it is always a real treat to be able to watch the father and son interact with each other.”