A new baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo - Dublin Visitor Centre

A new baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo

A new baby western lowland gorilla has been born at the Zoo

The baby gorilla was born to mother Kafi and father Bangui. on April 1st weighing around 2-2.5kg.

However, keepers at the zoo have so far been unable to determine the gender of the baby, as Kafi has been keeping the new-born close to her chest since birth.

Helen Clarke-Bennett, Team Leader of the African Plains at Dublin Zoo, said that the new birth is “a great step forward for this critically endangered species.” Adding that “Kafi is doing a fantastic job so far as a first-time mother, keeping the young baby physically close in these crucial early stages.

Fannially she went on to say that “Bangui is proving to be an attentive father and at night has been sleeping close to Kafi and the baby. And that Kafi seems comfortable and at ease and we expect her to mix with the rest of the gorilla troop very soon.” (Credit: RTE.ie)

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