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One Gorilla baby born, five to come!

pub­lished 21 Decem­ber 2011 | mod­i­fied 23 Decem­ber 2011

At Apen­heul Pri­mate Park in the Nether­lands a gorilla baby was born in the morn­ing of Jan. 10. It’s a girl of about 3 pounds, which makes her slightly on the small side. She is the daugh­ter of expe­ri­enced gorilla mother Mandji and Jambo the gorilla leader of Apen­heul. The girl seems healthy. Mandji deliv­ered her new daugh­ter while being amongst her group mem­bers and is not separated.

The lit­tle one is already Jambo’s sixth child. In Octo­ber 2007, almost one year after Jambo (born him­self in 1993) arrived from Krefeld Zoo in Ger­many, his first child was born, his son Mapasa. This baby gorilla will not be the last this year to be born at Apen­heul. In the pri­mate park four more goril­las are preg­nant. Unique! (Source: web­site Apen­heul, 20.01.2011)

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