WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The National Zoo announced the birth of a baby gorilla named Moke on Monday morning.
Moke, whose name means "junior" or "little one" in Lingala, was born at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, according to a tweet from the National Zoo.
Calaya, Moke's mother, has been caring for him and zoo officials say they're optimistic he we will do well.
❤️🦍 We're thrilled to share western lowland gorilla Calaya gave birth to a male at 6:25 p.m. 4/15. His name, Moke, means “junior” or “little one” in the Lingala language. Keepers report that Calaya has been caring for her infant & are optimistic he will thrive. #GorillaStory pic.twitter.com/qeoJgw57gi— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) April 16, 2018
Watch the birth below or by clicking here.
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