The Toronto Zoo has welcomed a new baby Western lowland gorilla.
The zoo says the baby was born Thursday to 20-year-old Ngozi and that staff are monitoring both mother and baby.
The baby is the 11th of the critically endangered species to be fathered at the zoo by its 46-year-old silverback male, Charles.
We are excited to announce that Ngozi gave birth early this morning. Both mom and baby are both healthy and doing well, and Wildlife Care Staff will continue to monitor their development. At this time, we cannot determine the sex of the baby as it remains close to mom. pic.twitter.com/grqgzZoBn4
— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) June 7, 2018
The zoo says staff have not yet been able to determine the sex of the baby, as it remains close to its mother.