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Emily Gives Birth To Lowland Gorilla Infant At OKC Zoo

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Officials at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden say a western lowland gorilla has given birth.

The baby gorilla hasn't been named and keepers haven't yet been able to determine its gender.

The baby is the fifth birth for the 29-year-old gorilla, Emily. The baby is the second child for its father, Togo, since he arrived at the zoo in 2012.

Zoo curator Laura Bottaro says Emily appears to be doing well and is attentive to her baby.

Dwight Lawson, the zoo's executive director, says the birth is a positive addition to Emily and Togo's troop and reinforces the zoo's commitment to the conservation of the lowland gorilla species.

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