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Bronx Zoo is gaga over 2 new gorillas babies

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City zoo is celebrating the arrivals of two baby western lowland gorillas.

They're the first gorillas born at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo since 2006.

Zoo officials said Thursday the babies' genders aren't yet known.

A gorilla named Julia gave birth on March 10. Another named Tuti had her baby on April 17.

Newborns weigh about 4 to 5 pounds. Females could grow up to weigh 250 pounds, males about 450 pounds.

Gorilla infants are held by their mothers for the first four months of their lives.

Zoo visitors can see the babies this spring if conditions such as the weather and temperature are right.

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olpsychom April 25 2014 at 8:50 AM

That is too cool. I visit the Brookfield zoo in Chicago yearly, and I think they have baby gorillas yearly. I know they have a great Orangutan breeding program with all three genetic variations. It really is too bad that they will never be able to be returned to the wild.

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debpinga1 April 24 2014 at 10:51 PM

I really don't care to have politics be a part of this wonderful article. Mail those comments to the correct address please. These animals deserve more dignity than to be part of that diatribe!!!!

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Siendo April 25 2014 at 10:49 AM

how exciting to have the baby gorillas born. They are so adorable and what a great thing for the zoos and all the people who can see them.

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MARTHA & PERRY April 24 2014 at 11:13 PM

god bless them.

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Wyboo51 April 24 2014 at 11:34 PM

the baby g .is a lots cuter than my brother n law,he looks like a go rillow,,lol

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ROSEHILL YORKIES April 24 2014 at 11:44 PM

How absolutely adorable are these babies!

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Rudy ROSEHILL YORKIES April 25 2014 at 12:46 AM

You're right, they are so ADORABLE!

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Nancy April 25 2014 at 12:13 AM

For just a week old, those babies are incredibly strong and aware - much more advanced than human babies!

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RRLAFNEAR April 25 2014 at 1:36 AM

She just looks like a good mom ! ... hope the babies do well .

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hermine April 25 2014 at 4:47 AM

Congratulations to the Bronx Zoo for taking good care of the mama gorilla and her little baby.

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