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Zoo's Baby Gorilla is a Girl

IT’S A GIRL! – The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has just announced that its three-week-old baby gorilla is a female. The baby was born on January 10 to 26-year-old mom Mandara and 16-year-old dad Baraka. Mandara is again proving herself to be an exemplary mother, and is caring for her baby with great...

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Lowland Gorilla Mother and Child by Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo




IT’S A GIRL! – The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has just announced that its three-week-old baby gorilla is a female. The baby was born on January 10 to 26-year-old mom Mandara and 16-year-old dad Baraka. Mandara is again proving herself to be an exemplary mother, and is caring for her baby with great confidence and tenderness. Thus far, Mandara and her baby girl are adapting to their new lives as Zoo celebrities and seem to be unfazed by the attention they’re receiving from the crowds of visitors flocking to the Great Ape House. Soon, Mandara will be transporting the baby on her back. The baby’s name will be determined in the coming weeks.

About Beth Py-Lieberman
Beth Py-Lieberman

Beth Py-Lieberman is the museums editor, covering exhibitions, events and happenings at the Smithsonian Institution. She has been a member of the Smithsonian team for more than two decades.

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