Baby gorilla born at Bristol zooDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures; 20/08/2020; Bristol, UK. A baby gorilla is cradled by new mum Kala, born at Bristol Zoo Gardens helping to secure the future of this critically endangered species. The tiny western lowland gorilla arrived in the early hours of Wednesday, August 19 in the Gorilla House at the zoo. Nine-year-old Kala who came to Bristol from Germany in 2018 gave birth naturally, overnight to the infant with dad, Jock, just a few metres away and the rest of the family troop nearby. Keepers arrived to find the little gorilla nestling in its mother’s arms. Both Kala and her baby were doing very well. The new gorilla joins a troop of six gorillas at the Zoo, which are part of a breeding programme to help safeguard the future of western lowland gorillas. One of Bristol Zoological Society’s flagship conservation projects focuses on western lowland gorillas in Monte Alén National Park, Equatorial Guinea, an area highlighted by the IUCN as critically important for the conservation of this species. Photo credit: Simon Chapman/LNP.
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