Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Louisville Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla

gorilla bornThe Louisville Zoo has a new baby gorilla, the second to 20-year-old western lowland gorilla Mia Moja.

The birth, on Saturday, marks the first gorilla born in North America this year and the second born in the Louisville Zoo's 41-year history.

The first was male Azizi born to Makari on Dec. 4, 2003.

Louisville Zoo director John Walczak says the staff is excited about the new addition and Mia Moja and the newborn are doing well. The father is 22-year-old silverback Mshindi. It is Mshindi's first offspring and Mia Moja's second.

Full story here.

1 comment:

Animal Fact Finder said...

This is wonderful news! The birth of a baby gorilla can have such a positive effect on the gorilla troup, similar to how the birth of a human baby does on us!