Saturday, October 13, 2012
Rare Opportunity to See Gorilla Babies
The chance to see gorilla babies at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro represents a rare opportunity. According to the NC Zoo website currently there are only about 350 gorillas in 52 AZA-accredited zoos with just four successful births out of eight pregnancies recorded during 2011 and early 2012. A full fifty percent of the gorilla babies in accredited zoos are living in the NCZoo. And fifty percent of those are gazing at you from this webpage.
It can't hurt you to take a nice pair of binoculars whenever you go to a zoo, particularly if baby animals are on hand. Sometimes the entire family hangs out at a good distance from the viewing window; binoculars will help you to get a good view of their adorable faces. Here Bomassa is clutching at his mother Jamani, while looking at the visitors.