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Bouncing zoo babies of 2010

By: OurAmazingPlanet Inc. on Dec. 30, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
Western lowland gorilla baby

Photo: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian National Zoo

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Western lowland gorilla baby

On Jan. 10, a baby western lowland gorilla was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Staff estimate the baby was born at approximately 1:45 pm to 26-year-old female Mandara and 16-year-old Baraka. The newborn represented the seventh successful gorilla birth for the Zoo since 1991.

In this image, taken on Feb. 2, 2010, the great ape keepers at the zoo let Mandara and her 3-week-old baby outside to enjoy the mild weather.