A birthmark is a congenital, benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth.

The Zoo Atlanta posted pictures on Facebook to mark the occasion of gorilla Anaka who celebrated her 6th birthday last August 30.

Many of her well-wishers’ fans were a surprise by one of the closes- up pictures of Anaka’s fingers. They noticed the pink patch on her skin and how similar her fingers were to a human’s also.

We have many indistinguishable parts of the human body that are also related to the gorilla. Staring face to face with a gorilla, it’s hard not to find them eerily similar to humans.

Primates also have nails, rather than claws, and use them for opening and scraping things as well as for cleaning and scratching.

As stated by the Zoo Atlanta, Anaka’s skin is as unique as her personality, confirming this on their website saying: ‘’She’s often barking at her mom and others to get a prime spot for food and juice,’’ and ‘’She is often seen riding piggyback on her brother and sisters.”


‘Well, her skin pigment has always been like that and hasn’t changed over the years, so we think it’s just a cool birthmark,’” the publication cited a spokesperson from the zoo saying.