In the Moscow zoo the birth of rare gorilla

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The baby lowland gorillas, listed in the Red book, appeared in the Moscow zoo, now its height is 40 centimeters and a weight of half a kilogram, according to the website of the Moscow mayor on Wednesday.

«In the Moscow zoo was born calf rare lowland gorillas. This species in the wild is on the verge of extinction and is listed in the International Red book. To light a female, she is now just a few weeks. While its height is 40 centimeters and a weight of half a kilogram», — stated in the message.

It is noted that to eight months of little gorilla, which will soon choose a name that will go on. And while she spends most of her time in her mother’s arms.

«The birth of a baby lowland gorilla is a big and very important event not only for our zoo but also to the international zoo community,» — quoted the General Director of the Moscow zoo Svetlana Akulova.

She noted that «the creation of the reserve and genetically diverse population in zoos will help to save these unique primates from extinction».

Lowland gorillas are the largest and peace-loving representatives of the great apes. In the wild they still inhabit Central Africa and Equatorial Guinea.

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