CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - An abandoned baby gorilla from Texas has found a new mother in Cincinnati after spending months with humans acting as surrogate parents.
The Cincinnati Zoo says the 5-month-old female gorilla, named Gladys, has bonded with a 30-year-old gorilla named M'Linzi since they were introduced in mid-June. The zoo says the older gorilla shows maternal care by carrying, comforting and sleeping with Gladys.
The baby gorilla was born Jan. 29 at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, where her mother rejected her. She was moved to Cincinnati, where a team of caregivers dressed in black outfits and fur vests provided full-time care and taught her to act like a gorilla.
The zoo's primate team leader says the baby's transition to a gorilla surrogate marks a happy achievement for the keepers.
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