Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo looks for new home for baby gorilla

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a new home and surrogate mother for a gorilla whose own mother rejected him.

Zoo employees and volunteers have been caring for seven-month-old Umande, but he will need a parent until he's about three or four years old.

Zoo officials say other female gorillas at the zoo are also refusing to look after Umande, and he hasn't bonded with his father.

The zoo plans to send Umande to another zoo in a surrogacy program. That zoo hasn't been chosen yet.

Story here.

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