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Mother's Day: Zoo babies and their moms
Baby Gladys on M’Linzi’s back with Jomo nearby, at Cincinnati Zoo Cincinnati Zoo! officially announced the successful introduction of Jomo, the male, silverback Western-lowland gorilla to the baby gorilla, Gladys’, family group. Jomo was first introduced to Gladys, Mara and M’Linzi on April 1, in their indoor space. Because those introductions went smoothly, Cincinnati Zoo keepers elected not to delay the next phase of introductions and moved two female gorillas, pregnant Asha and Anju to Gladys’ group with Jomo already in it on April 8. The zoo’s main goal has been to get Gladys in a species typical social group, with a silverback, and to have her in a group with expecting mothers, as is the case with Asha and eventually, the zoo hopes, Anju - so the kids can all grow up together. That introduction went very well. This phase of introductions has been extremely critical and very important for a young gorilla’s behavioural and social development. Credit: Michelle Curley, Cincinnati Zoo Where: Cincinnati , Ohio When: 10 Apr 2014 Credit: Credit: Michelle Curley, Cincinnati Zoo **This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify and to hold WENN and its directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), or any causes of action or allegation against WENN arising out of or connected in any way with publication of the material. offline**