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Mandy Hollingsworth, left, feeding, hand only showing, primate keeper, feeds Umande with Debbie Hegner also aiding in the process. The idea is to have a cage door similar to the door between people and the primates so later when the baby is with his surrogate mother he can take regular feedings from the keepers while also getting standing practice. Umande (Swirling Fog) is a baby Western Lowland Gorilla born February 18, 2006 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, Colo., and the birth mother, also bottle fed and raised in captivity, did not know what to do. Zoo officials quickly decided they would take on the round the clock task of hand raising the baby themselves. The intention is to bring the baby back into the group as soon as possible so all activities are geared to do as a mother gorilla would do at all times. Monday July 3, 2006, Umande is 4 months old and progressing well. He takes a bottle and is learning to stand and take the bottle through a cage door. Eventually, at 5 months he will be able to walk and hopefully be considered for inclusion back with the group by 6 months. (all information from Judy, docent, and Sean, p.r.) (STEVEN R. NICKERSON / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)**Umande,(Sean-p.r.) ,(Sean -p.r.-719-633-9925-ext. 140/ 719-228-2077) (cq all)**

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