PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes newborn endangered gorilla - FOX 32 News Chicago

PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes newborn endangered gorilla

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

On Tuesday, Lincoln Park Zoo announced the birth of a healthy baby western lowland gorilla born on October 11th.

The infant, who has spent the last several days bonding with mom and establishing routines, is ready to meet the public.

The baby has yet to be sexed or named and appears to be doing well. It joins a troop of six other gorillas, including 17-year-old mother Bana and 23-year-old silverback dad Kwan.

Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered in their native central Africa due to habitat loss and poaching.

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