It’s official – it’s a girl! Belfast Zoo yesterday confirmed that the Western lowland gorilla baby born on March 30 is a female. She has been named ‘Kibibi’, which means ‘little lady’ in Swahili. During the early weeks, newborn gorillas cling to the mother’s stomach – and mother Kamili was so protective that it was impossible for keepers to find out what gender the infant was.
Zoo curator, Julie Mansell, said: “Kibibi is the second arrival within the last year for dad, Gugas, and she is the first girl.”
Baako was born on August 3, 2013 and was the first gorilla to be born at the zoo in 16 years.