Kansas City Zoo has 1st gorilla birth in 40 years

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 27 2015 May 27, 2015 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:21:44 AM CDT May 27, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby gorilla for the first time in 40 years.

Kansas City media outlets report a baby was born to a 27-year-old Western lowland gorilla named Makari on Memorial Day.

Zoo officials say they have not yet determined the gender of the baby, whose father is a 31-year-old silverback named Radi. According to zoo officials, Makari has given birth to other offspring that live at other zoos.

Officials will announce when the baby gorilla will be on display.

 

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