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Dublin Zoo Need Help Naming Their New Born Gorilla

SPIN South West
SPIN South West

09:42 16 May 2019


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It's a girl!

There's a new arrival at Dublin Zoo and they need your help to name her.

Yesterday the zoo revealed that it's latest newborn was a baby girl gorilla.

She was born to mum Kafi and dad Bangui at the beginning of April after eight and half long months, weighing less than five and a half pounds at birth.

According to the zoo keepers, it took a few weeks to determine her sex as mum Kafi kept her tight to her chest after she was born.

She's now thriving and settling in with the rest of the western lowland gorilla troop.

The baby's birth is "hugely significant" as western lowland gorillas are critically endangered in the wild.

Naming the newborn

Now Dublin Zoo is asking for help with a name for this baby gorilla.

They want to christen her with something that reflects her West African heritage.

you can suggest names for the baby gorilla here.

Anyone who enters will be in with a chance to win an annual family pass to Dublin Zoo and a year's free electricity.

 


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