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Orphaned gorilla gets new mom

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WAVE – (WAVE) The Louisville Zoo's baby girl gorilla, Kindi, was orphaned on March 14, when her mom Mia Moja died shortly after giving birth to her.

For months, the zoo has been taking calls from people wanting to know how baby Kindi is doing and when they can see her.

Zoo staffers were getting a little concerned for a while when a gorilla they thought would take over a parental role seemed to lose interest in Kindi. But, they tell us as soon as that happened, another mother stepped in and appears to be a perfect match.

"She's really found her mom and we're just ecstatic about it," Assistant Louisville Zoo Mammal Curator Jill Katka says.


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