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Baby gorilla begins to crawl at Seattle zoo

A 6-week-old gorilla at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle has begun to crawl.

Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle.
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle. Image by Wildcat Dunny / CC BY 2.0

According to the zoo’s mammal curator, the baby is crawling short distances and exercising her leg muscles. The western lowland gorilla was born to first-time mother Nadiri on 20 November. Nadiri, who gave birth naturally, didn’t pick up her baby, and zoo staff stepped in to save the infant primate. Read more: king5.com