Cincinnati Zoo Expecting First Baby Gorilla in Nearly 8 Years

March 10th, 2014 by

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For the first time in nearly eight years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting it’s first baby gorilla to be born. The 11-year old western lowland gorilla, Asha, is pregnant with her first baby. Jomo, a 22 year-old 400-pound silverback gorilla was bred with Asha with the recommendation of the Gorilla Species Survival Plan that is administered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The plan manages a breeding program for over 340 gorillas at 51 different North American zoos, with a mission to keep a healthy population with a diverse gene pool.

Asha’s pregnancy was first detected back on December 11, and is expected to deliver after her 250-day gestation period in early to mid July. The mother-to-be is getting plenty of great prenatal care at the zoo, including ultrasounds which you can see being done in the above picture. We will be sure to keep you up to date on Asha’s pregnancy, as well as the rumor that another baby gorilla may be born a few months after Asha’s baby.