Como Zoo in St. Paul Has New Baby Gorilla
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Como Zoo in St. Paul has a new baby western lowland gorilla.
The female gorilla was born at about five pounds in the evening of Feb. 22 to first-time mother Dara.
Zoo officials say while bonding wasn't an issue for the pair, officials did need to go in and give the baby fluids because nursing was a problem.
Soon after the pair reunited, the baby started nursing regularly but staff continues to monitor them.
The new baby is named Arlene after the late Arlene Scheunemann, a zoo volunteer and board member who helped establish the docent program.
The two gorillas will likely make their public debut later this month.