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Above: A baby western lowland gorilla clings tight to his mother, Kwanza, at the Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland. The little one, named Baako, was born on Aug. 3, 2013. Animal keepers say they are delighted with how the baby gorilla is progressing. The arrival of the bundle of joy last year marked the first time in 16 years that a western lowland gorilla was born at the Belfast Zoo. "We knew that Kwanza was pregnant last year but we were also aware that she was a first time mum, which comes with its own set of risks," zoo curator Julie Mansell said in a statement. "For the first few months Kwanza cradled the newborn on her stomach but Baako is gaining confidence and is beginning to climb on her back and is also beginning to bond with the rest of the gorilla group, including father Gugas, Kamili and Delilah." [Related: World's Cutest Baby Wild Animals]    Less «
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