Premie Baby Gorilla Hand-reared To Full Recovery And Rejoins Troupe
January 06, 2022
The western lowland gorilla was born in late October 2021 and was the first gorilla born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in its 139 year history.
The baby was premature at birth and developed pneumonia in November requiring zoo animal care and veterinary experts to step in and provide hands-on 24/7 care of the gorilla until he fully recovered.
After his recovery, zoo experts placed him back in a nest and surrogate mother “Freddy” picked him up and took him back into her care.
Nicknamed “Baby G,” Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland-based CrossCountry Mortgage will reveal a public naming opportunity of the baby gorilla in the coming weeks.