BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - There’s a new addition to the Africa exhibit at the
Brookfield Zoo - a baby western lowland gorilla.
The Chicago Zoological Society says the female gorilla was born Nov. 4.
Her mother is 18-year-old Koola and her father is the 33-year-old JoJo.
Zoo officials say visitors will be able to see the baby in the Tropic World:
Africa exhibit with her family, which also includes Koola’s 9-year-old
daughter, Kamba, and 25-year-old mother, Binti.
JoJo was moved to Brookfield Zoo from Lincoln Park Zoo in May 2012 to be
part of a breeding and species survival program aimed at bolstering the
numbers and genetic diversity of western lowland gorillas.
Officials say there currently are 342 western lowland gorillas living at 53
accredited North American zoos.