Putting smile and happiness on many animal lovers and activists face, a gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo gave birth to a baby gorilla. This was considered a special happening as it the first baby gorilla after nearly 20 years.
The zoo officials announced that a 25-year-old N’djia, a western lowland gorilla which is considered to be one of the endangered species around the world welcomes an infant gorilla last Saturday.
“This historic birth is a step forward for western lowland gorilla conservation,” Denise Verret, chief executive and director of the L.A. Zoo, said in a statement. “For the first time in over two decades, Angelenos will now have a unique opportunity to watch this gorilla baby grow up at the L.A. Zoo.”
Starting Sunday, N’djia and the newborn were to have a chance to join the baby’s father, a 32-year-old silverback named Kelly, and the rest of the troop at the Campo Gorilla Reserve exhibit.
They can also elect to remain behind the scenes, away from public viewing, zoo officials said.
But visitors are expected to be able to catch a glimpse of the pair over the next couple of weeks as they begin to venture out into their surroundings.
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