January 10, 2014 7:28 pm
Updated: January 16, 2014 7:24 pm

Endangered gorilla born at Toronto Zoo


Watch the video above: Brand new baby gorilla at the Toronto Zoo proving to be a real mama’s boy – or girl. Rob Leth reports. 

TORONTO – The Toronto Zoo says that Ngozi, a female Western lowland gorilla, has given birth to a baby.

The zoo says mother and baby – whose sex hasn’t been determined – are both healthy and are doing well.

Charles, the Zoo’s silverback male, is the newborn’s father.

It’s Ngozi’s second birth – her son Nassir was born at the Toronto Zoo on Sept. 2, 2009.

Ngozi, came to the Toronto Zoo from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on March 4, 2008, to breed with Charles.

The Toronto Zoo has seven gorillas – three adults and four youngsters.

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