Friday, May 27, 2005

4-pound lowland gorilla born at zoo


It is pinkish-gray, weighs 4 pounds and is totally adorable, especially to its mother, Rapunzel, an endangered Western lowland gorilla at the Denver Zoo.

"She's doing a lot better with this one than with her last," Lynn Kramer, vice president for biological programs, said Thursday.

"Last time, she got the umbilical cord wrapped around and didn't bond properly, and then didn't know how to nurse her baby and was holding it face out rather than toward her nipple."

Story here.

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