Only On 7: Sneak peek at the San Francisco Zoo's baby gorilla

December 20, 2013 1:26:00 PM PST
ABC7 News got exclusive access Thursday to the San Francisco Zoo's newest member -- a baby gorilla!

Our exclusive video shows the little gal with her adoptive mom and 5-year-old brother, who can't stop himself from teasing her.

The baby gorilla turned 5-months-old this week. That means she sleeps a lot but is starting to get around, which zookeepers say is making mom a little anxious.

"She's starting to eat solids," said SF Zoo Primates & Carnivores Curator Corinne MacDonald. "So she's going to start testing everything. I think a lot of moms out there will probably appreciate that. I think human infants, everything goes right to the mouth. Just like human infants, she'll do the same thing."

The baby gorilla was abandoned by her own mom and is being raised by her grandmother. She just joined the gorilla clan a few weeks ago.

Friday, the zoo revealed that the gorilla has been named Kabibe, Swahili for "little lady."

The cute little creature makes her public debut starting on Saturday morning.


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