Gorilla Calaya gives birth at Smithsonian National Zoo

Latest news

    Calaya, a western lowland gorilla, was filmed giving birth to her first offspring, a male named Moke, at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

    The arrival of Moke, which means “junior” or “little one” in the Lingala language of Africa, is the zoo’s first such gorilla birth in nine years.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43789348

    Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered with only an estimated 100,000 left.

    In the same category are

    Brexit: Labour conference vote wording agreed Image copyright EPA Labour members are to vote on keeping "all options on the table" on Brexit, including possibly campaigning for a new referendum,...
    The UK’s most ambitious children Image copyright Getty Images From an early age, children are asked about what they would like to do when they grow up. Their answers - and the jobs ...
    Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’ Image copyright SPL Campaigners say it is time to find out the truth about the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead, as the...
    Glenn Close on playing The Wife and being a mother Image copyright Picturehouse Entertainment Image caption The Wife is largely set in Sweden but was mainly filmed in Glasgow Hollywood veteran Glen...
    Five things to know for the week ahead It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend we know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of wha...
    Shared ownership: Problems halved or doubled? Image copyright Thomas Paris Image caption Thomas Paris says that shared ownership suited his circumstances Thomas Paris was fed up. He was livin...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.