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21st Aug 2014

PICTURE – Oklahoma City Zoo Welcome This ADORABLE Baby Gorilla

This is just too cute.

Sue Murphy

On Tuesday of this week, Oklahoma City Zoo welcomed this adorable baby gorilla.  The baby gorilla was born in the early hours of Saturday, August 16, 2014, inside a Great EscApe day room to mother Ndjole and father Togo.

However, following her birth, her mother Ndjole didn’t show any maternal instincts and the little gorilla has been handed over to one of the vets in the zoo and other caregivers.

“Ndjole was given several opportunities to bond with her baby within the first 24 hours and didn’t show any interest in her, putting the newborn’s life at risk,” said OKC Zoo Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino.

he Zoo’s veterinarian team and gorilla keepers will work with the Gorilla Species Survival Plan (SSP) through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to determine when the baby will be returned to a gorilla group or placed with a surrogate mother.