Gorilla gives birth at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Moka, a Western lowland gorilla, holds onto her baby at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The endangered animal gave birth on April 12, but zoo officials are just now getting a look at the little one, whose gender has yet to be determined.
Moka, a Western lowland gorilla, holds onto her baby at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The endangered animal gave birth on April 12, but zoo officials are just now getting a look at the little one, whose gender has yet to be determined.
Photo by Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
| Monday, April 15, 2013, 3:36 p.m.

A gorilla at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium that gave birth last week has been showing zookeepers her little one.

Moka, a Western lowland gorilla, gave birth on Friday. Zookeepers have not determined the baby's gender, said spokeswoman Tracy Gray.

Moka gave birth to a baby last year that died four months later for unknown reasons.

Western lowland gorillas are considered an endangered species because of the loss of their habitat, poaching and disease.

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