Look Who's Expecting

01/05/2017

Philadelphia Zoo is pleased to announce that Kira, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla is pregnant--the baby is expected early this summer. Kira's pregnancy was confirmed through an over-the-counter home pregnancy test, the same test used by humans. This is the first pregnancy for Kira and the third offspring for 32-year-old male Motuba, whose daughter Amani was born at the Zoo just this past August. The new baby will be Amani's half-sibling through Motuba. This mama-to-be has shown a lot of interest in baby Amani, and was a great older sister to her younger siblings, so she is expected to be a well-prepared, first-time mother.

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