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

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kokomo holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The baby gorilla, the newest addition to the gorilla troop at the zoo, has not been named yet.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kokomo the gorilla holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this morning (Oct. 20, 2016), as guests gather to get a look—and maybe a photo—of the newest addition to the gorilla troop. Animal care staff won’t have contact with the baby—which has not yet been named—until it’s much older, but baby gorillas’ weight at birth ranges between 3.5 and 4.5 pounds. Animal care staff reported that Kokomo is a very protective and attentive mother. She is allowing the other members of the troop to check out the new baby gorilla, but visitors to the Park should expect that the newborn will be held by her mother constantly, making it difficult to see the baby in the arms of her 229-pound mom. This is the second baby gorilla for mother Kokomo and father Winston at the Safari Park. Winston doesn’t have a direct role in caring for the baby, at this point—but he will continue to be protective of the troop of eight gorillas, which consists of one adult male, three adult females, 5-year-old Monroe, 8-year-old Frank and 2-year-old Joanne.
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Kokomo holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The baby gorilla, the newest addition to the gorilla troop at the zoo, has not been named yet.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kokomo holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The baby gorilla, the newest addition to the gorilla troop at the zoo, has not been named yet.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kokomo holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The baby gorilla, the newest addition to the gorilla troop at the zoo, has not been named yet.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kokomo holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The baby gorilla, the newest addition to the gorilla troop at the zoo, has not been named yet.
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Kokomo holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The baby gorilla, the newest addition to the gorilla troop at the zoo, has not been named yet.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kokomo the gorilla holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this morning (Oct. 20, 2016), as guests gather to get a look—and maybe a photo—of the newest addition to the gorilla troop. Animal care staff won’t have contact with the baby—which has not yet been named—until it’s much older, but baby gorillas’ weight at birth ranges between 3.5 and 4.5 pounds. Animal care staff reported that Kokomo is a very protective and attentive mother. She is allowing the other members of the troop to check out the new baby gorilla, but visitors to the Park should expect that the newborn will be held by her mother constantly, making it difficult to see the baby in the arms of her 229-pound mom. This is the second baby gorilla for mother Kokomo and father Winston at the Safari Park. Winston doesn’t have a direct role in caring for the baby, at this point—but he will continue to be protective of the troop of eight gorillas, which consists of one adult male, three adult females, 5-year-old Monroe, 8-year-old Frank and 2-year-old Joanne.
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