Sedgwick County Zoo welcomes baby gorilla

Matt, Barkia and baby (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Zoo)
(Courtesy: Sedgwick County Zoo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Zoo has a new baby. The gorilla was born Wednesday. It is the first gorilla birth at the zoo, and the first baby born to Barika, 15 and Matt, 23. The gender of the baby is unknown.

Staff has observed the baby nursing and says it is clinging well and looks strong. The gorilla family group, including Matt, Kivu and Kiagli, will remain in the behind-the-scenes areas until the gorilla care staff are confident that the baby is healthy, strong and ready for a public debut.

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