Thursday, May 19, 2005

Zoo Atlanta announces gorilla is pregnant

mmm...gorilla back.

A gorilla at Zoo Atlanta, Kuchi, is expecting her third offspring, zoo officials announced Wednesday.

Kuchi, 20, will give birth in November, said zoo spokeswoman Jacqueline Petty. The father is a 16-year-old silverback gorilla named Taz.

The baby gorilla will be Taz's first; Kuchi is also mother to a male named Stadi and a female, Lulu. Both live at the zoo.

Zoo Atlanta has 21 gorillas, making it the nation's second-largest group in a zoo. Kuchi came to the zoo in 1988 from Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University.

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