It's a boy!!
A beautiful, baby boy Gorilla was born at Columbus Zoo on May 23rd.
The 5-pound cutie was born to proud parents Kambera and Oliver.
Since Kambera was a first time mom and didn't have very good maternal skills, the zoo's animal care experts are raising the little guy themselves.
It sounds sad, maybe even cruel, but if that baby wasn't going to get grade-A care from his mama, we're glad the zookeepers are going to raise the baby ape.
He is being raised in a nurturing environment where he receives around-the-clock care!
That's so great!
They are making sure to raise the little cutie in close proximity to his mama Kambera, at least. They hope to be able to reunite them soon!
He's such a little cutie pie we bet his mama can't wait til he's back in her arms!
[Image via Columbus Zoo.]