Baby Gorilla

Cincinnati Zoo
1:06 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gladys gets a peek at her new home

Gladys explores her new home.
Cincinnati Zoo

Just in time for "Zoo Babies" at the Cincinnati Zoo, the three-month-old Western Lowland gorilla named Gladys got to explore her new home for the first time in public Tuesday.

Kate Olukalns, Zoo Wild Encounters Coordinator, says over the course of the next few months, Gladys will be gradually introduced to the other gorillas, including several potential mother surrogates.

Currently, Gladys is being handled by a team of keepers who bottle-feed her and interact with her while wearing fur suits to encourage the idea of bonding with other gorillas.

Cincinnati Zoo
2:57 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Fur company helps Cincinnati Zoo baby adapt

Gladys in the midst of the faux fur.
Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's baby gorilla could have an easier time adapting to zoo workers in the nursery now that they are wearing more realistic fur vests and coats.

Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs is providing faux fur vests and coats designed to make zoo handlers more realistic surrogates for baby Gladys. The tiny gorilla will learn to hang on to the furry outfits while in the nursery.

The Zoo says, "Vests are incredibly important to Gladys' gorilla-fication."

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Local News
12:07 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Zoo names baby gorilla

Gladys hails from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas.
Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo has named its newest arrival.  This is from the Zoo's announcement today:

Environment
9:52 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Baby Gorilla comes to Cincinnati Zoo

Credit provided

This Baby Gorilla arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo today on a private flight.  The four week old was born at the Glady Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX. 

 

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