Baby gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta

Cuteness overload warning:

In addition to its new twin baby pandas, Zoo Atlanta was just blessed with a baby western lowland gorilla.

The female infant was born Sunday.

The third offspring of Kudzoo and 27-year-old silverback Taz, the newborn gorilla is a granddaughter of Kudzoo’s famous father, the late Willie B.

She is the 23rd gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta since the opening of the Ford African Rain Forest in 1988.

Raymond B. King, President and CEO, said “Kudzoo’s baby is the newest ambassador for a species that ranks among our planet’s most endangered wildlife.”

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), western lowland gorilla populations have dropped by 60 percent during the last 25 years, due to poaching, illegal hunting, habitat loss and emerging diseases such as Ebola.

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