Kokomo the Gorilla Shows off 2-Day-Old Baby at San Diego Zoo Safari Park - NBC 7 San Diego

Kokomo the Gorilla Shows off 2-Day-Old Baby at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

She is the second baby gorilla born to mother Kokomo and father Winston at the zoo

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    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a new member to show-off to guests—a baby gorilla.

    On Wednesday morning, animal care staff arrived to discover that Kokomo the Gorilla had given birth to a baby girl. The now 2-day-old baby is being cared for by her mother, whom staff say is very protective and attentive.  

    But the adorable little bundle of joy was shown off to park guests on Thursday by her mother Kokomo, who constantly held the baby. 

    According to officials from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, even staff have not had contact with the baby yet. But both are doing well—the baby expected to have a weight of approximately 3.5 to 4.5 pounds. 

    The baby has not yet been named.

    She is the second baby gorilla born to mother Kokomo and father Winston at the zoo. Kokomo is a six-time mom, having given birth to twins at the Oklahoma City Zoo in 1999.

    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a troop of eight gorillas, including one adult male, three adult females and three baby gorillas, ranging from ages eight-years old, five and two.