Vela was stunned. And for good reason.
“In eight years that I’ve worked as a guide, I have never seen anything like it,” Vela said later. “The emotion was very great. I can’t describe what I felt at that moment. I just knew it was something wonderful, something that you don't see every day.”
With any luck, both mother and baby will continue to thrive in their leafy home — the start of a new generation that will lead to many, many more to come.