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New baby gorilla arrives to Dublin Zoo


An critically endangered western lowland gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo. The healthy infant was born to mother Vana and father Bangui on 12th of October 2019 and joins the rest of the troop in the Gorilla Rainforest.

On Saturday 12th of October, first time mother Vana gave birth to the healthy infant at approximately 12.40pm.

Dublin Zoo has said that keepers have been unable to determine the sex of the infant as Vana has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth.

“We’re delighted to announce that a second baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo this year! As western lowland gorillas are critically endangered*, said zookeeper Aisling Kenneally.

"Vana and the baby were introduced to the rest of the female gorillas yesterday and are settling in well. Big sister Asali, has shown huge interest in her younger sister and the duo have been bonding over the past couple of days. We’re so excited to see both youngsters grow up and play together."

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