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Zoo Knoxville announces birth of endangered gorilla
Endangered Western lowland gorilla, Kowali, tends her newborn following its birth at Zoo Knoxville. Since the 1980s, different issues have had significant impact on the population, putting them on the endangered list.
Zoo Knoxville is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Western lowland gorilla baby, the third born in Knoxville since 2015. The baby was born between 9:30 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, to 38-year-old mother Kowali and is estimated to weigh between three and four pounds. Both mother and baby appear to be doing well and Kowali is an attentive mother.