CHICAGO (CBS)– Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a baby gorilla on Mother’s Day.
The critically-endangered newborn western lowland gorilla has yet to be named, but he has received plenty of love from his mother Rollie.READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
The love and affection being felt between mom and baby is undeniable in the video Lincoln Park Zoo posted on Facebook Tuesday.
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Rollie embraces her newborn in the video as she naps in a play area filled with hay, and the baby snuggles close to his mother’s chest while peering about the enclosure, taking in his first views of the world.
Zoo staff said the ape exhibit will remain closed until noon Wednesday as the primate community gets used to the new addition and the baby gets acclimated with his new surroundings.MORE NEWS: Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing Answers