After more than 20 years of waiting, the Los Angeles Zoo announced on Instagram their first baby girl gorilla!
The gorilla, which is yet to be named, is the first baby girl gorilla born at the zoo. Her 25-year-old western lowland gorilla mother, N’djia, is doing well after giving birth just last month.
“This historic birth is a step forward for western lowland gorilla conservation,” CEO and Zoo director of the Los Angeles Zoo Denise Verret said in a press release. “For the first time in over two decades, Angelenos will now have a unique opportunity to watch this gorilla baby grow up at the LA Zoo.”
N’djia has since returned to her favorite spot to rest and nurse her baby, along with the baby gorilla’s father, a 32-year-old male silverback gorilla named Kelly.
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