The baby was born on Sunday, January 10 at 11:04 p.m. to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga. Sydney has displayed strong maternal instincts and is taking great care of the troop’s latest addition.
Last week, the Zoo’s gorilla keepers were able to determine that the baby is a boy. They have narrowed a long list of possible names down to their top three choices, and are now asking the Western New York community to assist with the final decision!
The Zoo will announce the winning name during their “APEril” Zooper Saturday event on April 2, 2016.
You can visit the newest baby along with the rest of the gorilla troop every day in the Zoo’s gorilla house.