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Denver Zoo is celebrating a new addition to the Zoo family with the second birth of an endangered Western lowland gorilla in less than a month. Born on May 29th to JoRayK, a 26-year old, female gorilla and father Jim (age 16), the sex of the infant, is still unknown. This is JoRayK's sixth baby and as an experienced mother, keepers are optimistic that she will raise the newborn on her own. Visitors will have to the opportunity to witness this rare occurrence throughout the youngster's development at the Denver Zoo. JoRayK and her baby belong to Denver Zoo. Currently, Jo Ray K and her baby are not available for public viewing during this important bonding period, but zookeepers say if all goes well, they could be on display to the public in a couple of days. The Great Ape House is currently closed during this time but guests can still see the other gorilla troop in the outdoor gorilla habitat. Tulivu Continues to Grow Strong in Denver Zoo Nursery Visitors don't have to wait to see a baby gorilla at Denver Zoo. Tulivu, the first gorilla born at Denver Zoo in 30-years, on May 2, is doing well in the nursery where she is being hand-raised by zookeepers. She is developing so well that guests can now watch her exercise with her caregivers on her own set of monkey-bars. Tulivu will be leaving Denver for Albuquerque Biological Park in late June as part of a pre-existing breeding loan agreement between Albuquerque Biological Park and Los Angeles Zoo which is the home to Tulivu's visiting parents. "Having two baby gorillas in our zoo is inspiration to our mission to preserve this severely endangered species. With less than a dozen gorilla births a year in the United States, it's truly remarkable to have had two births in such a short period of time," says Denver Zoo President, Clayton Freiheit. (photo by Denver Zoo)

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