Zoo announces birth of Western lowland gorilla
A critically-endangered Western lowland gorilla has been born at London Zoo, the Zoological Society of London have announced.
Mum Effie (22) gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Wednesday, 25 November. Classed as critically endangered in the wild, Western lowland gorillas are threatened by habitat loss and hunting.
Keepers say that they will leave Effie to bond with the infant, and allow the rest of the troop to familiarise themselves with the new arrival. Image (C) Glynn Hennessy/ZSL