A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans, the Audubon Zoo said Tuesday. The critically endangered western lowland gorilla was born Friday to 13-year-old Tumani and father Okpara, and the sex of the baby isn't yet known.
"Tumani is demonstrating excellent mothering behaviors and the entire troop is doing exceptionally well," said an Audubon Zoo spokesperson, who added that zookeepers first saw the baby during their morning check Friday.
Gorilla babies weigh about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) at birth, and photos and video from the zoo show 13-year-old mom Tumani cuddling her tiny newborn. Photos show the baby held in her arms without using her hands.