Koko the rhyming gorilla and the woman trying to get her pregnant . her that Michael was like a brother and mating would be “embarrassing”. A male and female western lowland gorilla photographed at Gladys Porter Zoo surprised scientists with a never before seen mating behavior.
Western gorillas mating 'face-to-face' in Mbeli Bai in the Republic of Congo. The female gorilla in the photograph, nicknamed "Leah" by. The species-typical pattern of mating for gorillas consists of 1–2 days of female- initiated copulation per cycle [Hess, ; Harcourt and Stewart, ; Harcourt, .
Gorillas mating behavior surprises scientists. The female in the photograph, Leah, also made news in when she became the first of her. Male mating strategies have a large impact on gorilla society. They help to explain the stability of gorilla groups (long male breeding tenure and female group.