The Disney Parks Blog announced a new arrival – a critically endangered western lowland gorilla – at Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The baby girl was born to first-time mother, Kashata, and father, Gino.
The new baby is the third gorilla born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan which manages genetic diversity among species through detailed records of individual animals. Disney’s Animal Kingdom also participates in AZA Species Survival Plans for several other animals, including elephants, cotton-top tamarins and okapi.
Guests can take a peek at the newborn gorilla at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail at Animal Kingdom.