Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Zoo celebrates arrival after dad's monkey business

Female gorilla Kamili is like many new mothers, fiercely protective of her baby. Indeed she has keep such a tight hold on the baby born on March 30 that it is only now that keepers at Belfast Zoo have been able to pronounce that it is a girl, called Kibibi.

Now that Kamili has relaxed a little, the new arrival is starting to explore her surroundings and may soon meet up with dad.

He no doubt is feeling quite proud having fathered another baby by a different mum last year. Well, isn't it often said that primates are just like humans?

Or perhaps he was just proving a point after doubts had been cast on his virility.

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