Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Calgary Zoo welcomes baby gorilla

The Calgary Zoo welcomed a new addition to its family this weekend.

Zuri, a Western Lowland Gorilla, gave birth Saturday.

Keepers have not been able to determine the gender, but say the baby is bright, alert, and nursing well, and mom is being very attentive.

This is Zuri's first baby. She came to the Calgary Zoo in 2001 from Toronto.

The new family will remain in the main indoor display to keep their routine as consistent as possible.

The zoo says it won't restrict public access to the building unless complications arise for Zuri and the baby.

Story here.

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