Birth of adorable baby gorilla draws visitors to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo

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Birth of adorable baby gorilla draws visitors to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, rests while holding her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Vistiors watch as Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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A gorilla named Kamba gave birth on Wednesday to an adorable baby named Zachary. His birth marks the fourth generation of western lowland gorillas born into the Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are endangered due to hunting and diseases such as ebola. It's not the first time these special group of gorillas have made headlines. In 1996, a little boy fell into the pit and was picked up and cradled by a female gorilla until zoo keepers came in to get him.

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