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January Western Lowland Gorilla Baby

Credit: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian National Zoo

In zoos all over the world this year, little bundles of joy were brought into the world, causing zoo-goers to coo. From the furry to the scaly to the underwater…Read More »





dwellers, OurAmazingPlanet takes a look at a few of the cuties that joined the animal kingdom in 2010.

On Jan. 10, a baby western lowland gorilla was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Staff estimate the baby was born at approximately 1:45 pm to 26-year-old female Mandara and 16-year-old Baraka. The newborn represented the seventh successful gorilla birth for the Zoo since 1991.

In this image, taken on Feb. 2, 2009, the great ape keepers at the zoo let Mandara and her 3-week-old baby outside to enjoy the mild weather.

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