Former Seattle gorilla gives birth to baby boy

Natural instinct and a mother’s love Western lowland gorilla showers smooches on newborn at Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The Washington D.C. zoo says the newborn, named Moke, is the first male western lowland gorilla born at the facility in nine years. Zoo officials said his name means "little one" or "junior" in Lingala, a Bantu language spoken in certain areas of the Congo.

Last summer, after a standard human pregnancy test confirmed Calaya's pregnancy, the primate team at the zoo worked diligently to prepare her as well as the zoo for the infant's birth.

Western Lowland Gorilla Calaya gave birth to Moke on Sunday (local time) at Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo after being bred with fellow gorilla Baraka in 2017. "The primate team's goal was to set Calaya up for success as best we could, given that she is a first-time mother".

Staff spent months training Calaya for pregnancy and birth, including getting her to take part in ulstrasounds, urinate on cue, and learn breastfeeding techniques. However, Calaya and Moke will be on exhibit to the public if Moke continues to thrive. They showed her photos of other gorillas and their babies and even introduced her to a stuffed gorilla baby for practice.

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The mother can be seen cleaning, kissing and cradling Moke in the incredible video.

The Great Ape House is now closed to give Calaya and Moke privacy to bond without interference from zoo staff or visitors. "There are a lot of different personalities in this family troop, but they all work well together".

Western lowland gorillas are considered critically endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Scientists estimate the number of wild western lowland gorillas has decreased by 60 per cent in the past 25 years.

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