Baby Gorilla a Welcome Surprise at Prague Zoo
It was a case of 'who knew she was pregnant?' when zoo staff realized a newbie was on the scene.
Staff at the Prague Zoo got a great surprise on Saturday April 23, when 24-year-old gorilla Shinda gave birth a tony next-gen gorilla,
The staff was not aware Shinda was even pregnant. Her history with carrying babies to term was unlucky, and they thought she was just a bit overweight.
Mom and the new arrival have been star attractions since the birth. Here's a video of
from the zoo.
According to this
from zoo director Miroslav Bobek, staff had actually begun to despair that Shinda would ever bring a baby in to the world, with her history of miscarriages.
So far, according to
, mom and the newbie are doing just fine.