(Cleveland) - For the first time in the 139-year history of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a baby gorilla has been born. The male gorilla was born in October, but the zoo is just now announcing the birth.
The gorilla has no name yet, but he will be named by the public, through a new partnership with CrossCountry Mortgage.
The baby was born to the mother Nneka, and father Mokolo. When Nneka did not show "appropriate maternal care," the oldest female gorilla at the zoo, Fredrika, instinctively took over maternal care for the newborn.
Visitors to the zoo will be able to see the newborn. and the other gorillas at the zoo, at the Primate, Cat & Aquatics building daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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