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Monday, January 4, 2016

First video of baby gorilla: cure for the midday blues

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Editor

In the first video of our baby gorilla, the now 6-week-old little girl gets a quick veterinary check up from Woodland Park Zoo Director of Animal Health, Dr. Darin Collins.


She's looking great, doing well, and with a healthy appetite, she now weighs in at 7 pounds.

As she grows, her little leg muscles are starting to develop and that means baby has now hit another milestone: she's starting to crawl! She can only cover short distances, but with the way she now holds her head steady and is starting to really take in her surroundings, she'll be an explorer soon.

The infant continues to receive round-the-clock care from zookeepers. Several times a day the keepers provide opportunities for first-time mom Nadiri and her baby to interact. During these patient introductions, Nadiri is given the choice to be with her baby and the introductions have remained positive.

In the coming weeks, we'll be looking to you all to help give our beautiful baby a name fitting her personality and special story. Look for details coming soon.

2 comments:

  1. She looks great! I'm glad that she's doing so well.

    Maybe her name can honor the late Nina somehow.

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  2. You have a wonderful site with great ideas!

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