• Gorilla born at Jacksonville Zoo


    DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. - The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens got a new addition in time for Mother's Day.

    Zoo Officials said a Western Iowland gorilla named Madini had her baby at 8:35 p.m. on Saturday.

    The baby gorilla appears to be healthy. Its gender hasn't yet been identified. 

    “We are super excited that Madini is getting the opportunity to experience motherhood, something we think she’s wanted for quite some time,” said Tracy Fenn, supervisor of mammals at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. “Her infant, along with Bulera’s, will enrich the social environment of the gorillas for many years to come and, we hope, inspire the next generation of conservationists as well.”

    This is the second gorilla to be born at the zoo. 

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