ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is welcoming the newest member of its gorilla family -- a baby girl!
Kudzoo, a 22-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to the infant Sunday afternoon.
"We’re delighted to welcome a new member to the gorilla families of The Ford African Rain Forest. This birth is more than another milestone in the continuing legacy of the gorilla program at Zoo Atlanta,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “Kudzoo’s baby is the newest ambassador for a species that ranks among our planet’s most endangered wildlife.”
Kudzoo's newborn is the 23rd gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta since the opening of the landmark Ford African Rain Forest in 1988, according to the zoo.
Atlanta's zoo is home to three of the world's oldest gorilla, which include the newborn's 57-year-old paternal grandmother, Shamba, 53-year-old maternal grandmother, and 55-year-old Ozzie, the oldest living male gorilla in the world.