While she prefers to stay tucked in close to mom, and dad is not about let anyone get to close, a baby gorilla named Bella is the new star of the show at Lincoln Park Zoo’s ape exhibit.
Nora, a western lowland gorilla that weighed about 3.5 pounds at birth, now weighs close to 12 pounds, according to a press release from the zoo.
Nora is a female gorilla born last November to Koola, her 18-year-old mother. The name means “honor” or “light.”
A baby western lowland gorilla, injured earlier this year at Lincoln Park Zoo, has been reunited with her mother and other troop members after months of around-the-clock care.
It was just over a week ago that Lincoln Park Zoo’s baby gorilla was found seriously injured. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the three month old is improving.
Lincoln Park zoo has a dedicated hospital where the gorilla baby is being cared for.
Zoo officials say the baby girl appears to be in good health and is doing well.
There’s a new addition to the family at Lincoln Park Zoo, which has announced the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla.
Early results show a nine-day-old baby gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo died overnight from head trauma.