Life is the greatest gift, and we enjoy seeing this in the animal kingdom, where parents are infamous for being overly protective of their kids. As a result, when an animal gives birth, especially one that is endangered, animal lovers celebrate.
This time, people from all around the world come together to celebrate the birth of a newborn, highly endangered western lowland gorilla by dressing up as a party. The brave mother, a 9-year-old gorilla by the name of Kala, gave birth to the calf on Wednesday morning with the assistance of Jock, the infant’s father.
The event took place at the Bristol Zoo, where the zookeepers were overjoyed to welcome the new member of the joyful mother’s family. When they saw Kala cradling her newborn, they were ecstatic.
A continual grin could be seen on Kala’s face in the pictures that the zoo keepers uploaded of her guarding her little one, which caused thousands of Internet users all over the world to feel incredibly sympathetic.
The Bristol Zoo’s mammal curator, Lynsey Bugg, had the following to say about it:
“Seeing a baby gorilla is a once-in-a-lifetime event; it is such an iconic and charismatic species. We’re all fairly enthusiastic.”
The zoo staff was aware that Kala was having a child, so they were paying close attention to every move the brave mother made. However, they were unable to say anything since Kala appeared so at ease.
It was a wonderfully gorgeous day when the newborn baby was found. According to Lynsey:
Last year, she became pregnant and gave delivery, but things didn’t go according to plan, and the baby passed away. This time, we were a little anxious, but it’s amazing that she was able to give birth naturally and that the mother and the child are both doing well.
They are relieved to learn that the days go by without incident, albeit it is too early to determine the new creature’s gender.
Lynsey continued, saying
Despite the fact that he is still pretty young, we are cautiously optimistic since “she is incredibly devoted to her daughter and takes wonderful care of her.” Early indications are encouraging, and the infant looks to be strong and of a good size.