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So This Is What A Brand-New Baby Gorilla Looks Like
by Logan Rhoades
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Source: buzzfeed.com
On Saturday, Aug. 16, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden welcomed a new arrival to their family - a female western lowland gorilla.
Dr. Jennifer DAgostino, OKC Zoo / Via okczoo.com

Weighing just over 4 pounds at birth, the healthy baby gorilla is the second baby born to mother Ndjole, an 18-year-old western lowland gorilla, and the first for father Togo, a 25-year-old silverback western lowland gorilla.
Dr. Jennifer DAgostino, OKC Zoo / Via okczoo.com

The baby gorilla, who has yet to be named as of Wednesday afternoon, is now under the care of veterinarian Dr. Jennifer DAgostino and the zoo caregivers after the mother failed to make a maternal bond with her in the first 24 hours. The team is working with the Gorilla Species Survival Plan to determine when the baby will be returned to a gorilla group or if she will be placed with a surrogate mother.

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