Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:31 AM
BROWNSVILLE - A gorilla born last month at a South Texas zoo has been ignored by her mother so the animal will be sent to an Ohio zoo and introduced to a new troop.
Officials with the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville have been caring for the young animal being moved this week to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Experts hope the western lowland gorilla born Jan. 29 will bond with two adult female gorillas at her new home.
The mother moved to the Gladys Porter Zoo in 2011 as part of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums species survival breeding plan. The mother was from the Pittsburg Zoo & PPG Aquarium but was on a breeding loan transfer from the Cincinnati Zoo.
The baby gorilla has not yet been named.
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