A little loving care: Baby gorilla raised by human surrogates at Cincinnati zoo is thriving
A baby gorilla being raised temporarily by human surrogate parents is doing well — learning to roll over, sit up and getting ready to walk on all fours.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden primate specialists say “Gladys” is in good health and is developing and growing quickly with loving care from 10 humans imitating a gorilla mom’s behaviour.
Her human caregivers are starting to focus on preparing her for a transition to a new gorilla family. They have been showing her to other gorillas and letting them touch her. (Glenn Hartong / AP / Cinncinati Enquirer)