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Oh my goodness. This gorilla is a better mother than I am. Look at how new mom Calaya and her baby Moke bond right away.

I'm not a HUGE fan of animal videos, but today I cannot get enough. I'm actually tearing up.

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Western lowland gorillas: Calaya and Moke

Western lowland gorilla Calaya and her newborn, Moke, have spent today resting and bonding in the Great Ape House. According to the primate team, Calaya is providing excellent care to Moke and has been nursing and cradling him closely. The other gorillas in the troop are curious about the new arrival!

Calaya Gives birth to Moke

We are thrilled to share that western lowland gorilla Calaya gave birth to a male at 6:25 p.m. yesterday. His name, Moke [pronounced mo-KEY], means "junior" or "little one" in the Lingala language. Primate keepers are happy to report that Calaya has been caring for her infant and are optimistic he will thrive.

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