Monday, March 14, 2016

Calgary Zoo’s New Baby Gorilla Has Arrived!

Oh my! Look at them both. How beautiful!...

Mother and baby doing just fine (Video snapshot)

After months of waiting, the Calgary Zoo is thrilled to announce that they have a new baby Western Lowland gorilla!

New mom Kioja went into labor in the evening of Wednesday, March 9, and gave birth at approximately 9:30 p.m. With our staff keeping a 24-hour watch on the proceedings, we are pleased to say that so far Kioja has been showing consistent signs of being a great mother.

After giving birth she immediately scooped up her new little one and has been carrying the baby with her as she moves about her habitat, resting with it on her chest.

The zookeepers were heartened to see signs of the baby nursing, as well as Kioja showing it affection and checking on it consistently.

Info source: calgaryzoo

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