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This afternoon.

Dublin Zoo.

A baby Gorilla clings to its mother Kafi in the Gorilla Rainforest.

On  April 1, after a gestation period of around 8-and-a-half months, Kafi gave birth to the healthy infant weighing approximately 2-2.5kg.

Zoo keepers have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth.


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Thanks Bebe


Earlier this morning.

On BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty tells viewers they’ll be joined by the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon, when footage of Kumbuka, a gorilla who escaped from London zoo, is shown.

Co-host Charlie Stayt apologises for the mistake.


Another one?

Belfast Zoo welcomed their latest arrival on Mother’s Day to new mum Western lowland gorilla, Kamili (above).

Zoo curator Julie Mansell sez:

“We are over the moon with Kamili’s baby. During the early weeks, the newborn clings to the mother’s stomach. Kamili is proving herself to be a fantastic mother but for that reason, she is very protective and it has been very difficult for keepers to even get a peek at the baby to determine if it is a girl or a boy.”

Well as long as it’s brought up as a Protestant/Catholic in a loving environment?

Belfast Zoo welcomes second baby gorilla!

Previously: Does He Look Like A Geoffrey?

Gorilla Days In Ireland



He’s Baako, baby!

He looked nothing like a Geoffrey, in fairness.

Previously: Does He Look Like A Geoffrey?

Pic: UTV screengrab

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Belfast Zoo are celebrating the arrival of the first Western lowland gorilla to be born at the zoo in 16 years.

The little one needs a name and you can help by voting on the zoo’s Facebook page.

Your choice is from the following:

Baako (which means ‘first born child’)
Kwame (which means ‘Saturday’s child’)
Goliath (gorillas are the largest primate)
Babatunde (which means ‘return of the father’)

Are Belfast Zoo trying to tell us something?


A little miracle arrives at the gorilla house (Belfast Zoo)