The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. Yes, you read that right. In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. He can often be seen reaching for and grasping everything he can get his hands on, including pieces of solid food that Uzumma may have dropped. SEATTLE – In honor of Endangered Species Day, the Woodland Park Zoo announced the name of its newest baby gorilla, Kitoko. It made my day to hear he is doing so well!! Gorillas in the wild typically live in groups of five to 10, composed of a dominant silverback (adult male), several adult females, adolescents, juveniles and babies. Baby gorilla badly injured in family skirmish at Seattle zoo By Associated Press. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Thanks so much! Thank you for the update. This will be the second child for each of them at … Gorillas live in family groups of usually five to 10, and are led by a dominant adult male, the silverback. Baby gorilla recovering after family fight at Seattle zoo. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Baby gorilla recovering after family fight at Seattle zoo. Zookeepers at a Seattle zoo say a baby gorilla was badly injured Saturday when he was caught in a … SEATTLE - The Woodland Park Zoo shared an update Monday on the condition of it's baby gorilla Kitoko. Baby gorilla named at the Woodland Park Zoo! Shared on social media by Woodland Park Zoo, the clip features a baby gorilla named Kitoko playing with a camera. The opportunity to name the baby gorilla was given to Woodland Park Zoo Board member Rosemarie Havranek and her family, Nathan, Cameron, and Conor Myhrvold, as a small token … Officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and is recovering. SEATTLE — Woodland Park Zoo’s baby gorilla Kitoko will have a companion next spring: 24-year-old Nadiri is expecting her second baby in February or March. The gorilla keepers didn't see the fight between the western lowland gorillas, but security cameras show it happened just before 8 a.m. in the animals' sleeping den. The name means beautiful or handsome in … Wonderful update and pics! A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group. Baby gorilla badly injured in family skirmish at Seattle zoo. Baby gorilla Kitoko suffers fractured skull after being bitten by another ape during attack on his mother at a Seattle Zoo. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe … This spring, we asked you all to show your love for Uzumma's baby gorilla by sending a wish as part of our gorilla baby wish book project. In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Baby gorilla recovering after family fight at Seattle zoo. I feel attached in a way. 6-month-old Kitoko is bright-eyed and curious. Officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and is recovering. Baby Gorilla has a Name We are excited to announce the name of Uzumma's baby boy: Kitoko (ki-TOE-koh), which means beautiful or handsome in the African languages, Lingala /Kikongo. Baby gorilla recovering after family fight at Seattle zoo. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Kitoko, seen here with mom Uzumma, is 6 months old now. Congratulations to the WPZ staff and Seattle Children's Hospital. Baby gorilla Kitoko (pictured) suffered a fractured skull on Saturday after he was bitten by a family member that tried to attack his mother, Uzumma, at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Kudos to the doctors, keepers, and veterinary staff for their expertise and dedication to caring for Kitoko and Yola's gorilla family. SEATTLE - A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, … In March, Uzumma gave birth to her first baby, a boy named Kitoko. Thanks so much for sharing the good news! The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. Officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and is recovering. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2-month-old gorilla … Kwame is also the father of Kitoko, a boy born earlier this year to female Uzumma, so Nadiri's new baby will be a younger sibling for him too! Baby gorilla named Kitoko suffers fractured skull in skirmish. The 6-month-old baby boy—born to Uzumma and Kwame on March 4—is doing great and keeping his mama on her toes. Two-month-old Kitoko was badly injured at Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday ; The baby gorilla was being held by his mother, Uzumma, when another gorilla accidentally bit him on the head while trying to attack his mom ; Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, zoo … This tiny gorilla may be young, but it learns more every day. Him and my new baby are 2 days apart. “Babies truly enhance the lives of gorilla groups and adding another baby to our gorilla family is wonderful news,” said Ramirez. Shared on social media by Woodland Park Zoo, the clip features a baby gorilla named Kitoko playing with a camera. Baby gorilla recovering after family fight at Seattle zoo Officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and is recovering. It’s natural for gorillas to live in family groups of usually five to 10, with a dominant adult male, the silverback, leading the group. It’s time for an update on our wonderful western lowland gorilla family, with the latest scoop from dedicated gorilla keepers, Stephanie and Judy! Related Videos. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and may fully recover if he doesn’t develop an infection. Nadiri is pregnant with her second baby, who is expected to … Kwame is the silverback of this gorilla family and the father of Nadiri's baby. , All content copyright of Woodland Park Zoo unless otherwise noted. SEATTLE — Woodland Park Zoo’s baby gorilla Kitoko will have a companion next spring: 24-year-old Nadiri is expecting her second baby in February or March. SEATTLE — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. That's great news! Kwame is the silverback of his group. 6:49. Kitoko was injured Saturday, during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. It shows a baby gorilla named Kitoko playing with the camera. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Animal keeper Judy gives us an update on the adorable baby gorilla. May 24, 2020 GMT. This May, 4, 2020, photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumma. SEATTLE -- A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo … Kwame, the father of Kitoko, is the silverback of his group. Posted by Elizabeth Bacher, Communications. Kitoko Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland P A baby gorilla at a Washington state zoo suffered a skull fracture when it got caught in the middle of a family brawl. An adorable video of a baby gorilla has surfaced on the internet, and chances are high that it will have you smiling wide. In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. This May, 4, 2020, photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumma. Kwame, Kitoko's father and silverback of the group, is always close to his family and is frequently seen gently wrestling and playing with Uzumma and Yola. Kitoko was injured during a … Earlier this year, another gorilla at the zoo gave birth to a boy named Kitoko. A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, […] Kitoko has been interacting more and more with his gorilla group, especially Yola, and his favorite things to do are hang with mom, Uzumma, and snack on a little grape or orange peel! The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. Thank you so much for this update and for the video in particular. SEATTLE — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and is recovering. The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. Read more about Kitoko on our latest blog: bit.ly/Kitoko6months. Malayan Tiger: Animal Spotlight with Keeper Christine. Kitoko is the 14th gorilla born at the Woodland Park Zoo. SEATTLE - The Woodland Park Zoo shared an update Monday on the condition of it's baby gorilla Kitoko. Watch it take its first steps - with some encouragement from mum. The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. The zoo keepers noticed the baby's wound about 10 minutes later, and Kitoko appeared to be nursing and behaving normally afterward. A baby gorilla at a Washington state zoo suffered a skull fracture when it got caught in the middle of a family brawl. In March during the pandemic, Uzumma gave birth to her first baby, a boy named Kitoko. In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Baby gorilla injured at Woodland Park Zoo reunited with mom, doing well. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by … Kitoko has been interacting more and more with his gorilla group, especially Yola, and his favorite things to do are hang with mom, Uzumma, and snack on a little grape or orange peel! Kitoko was injured during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. 1 of 2. Yola often gets quite close to him, seeming eager to play—while Akenji holds back a little more. The new baby will join brother Kitoko, who was born in March to mother Uzumma and father Kwame, as the 15th baby gorilla born at the zoo. A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. We wanted to start with the newest family member, little Kitoko. The zoo says Kitoko has been returned to is mother. Read more about Kitoko on our latest blog: bit.ly/Kitoko6months Animal keeper Judy gives us an update on the adorable baby gorilla. All content copyright of Woodland Park Zoo unless otherwise noted. Officials say the 2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and is recovering. Previously, Kitoko would hitch a ride by grabbing a hold of one of Uzumma's arms or legs, but now he is getting the hang of riding piggy-back—a common way for mother gorillas to carry their babies. This May, 4, 2020, photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumma. In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Yola and Akenji have both shown varying degrees of interest in Kitoko. Photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to announce that its 3-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, is recovering and doing well. This May, 4, 2020, photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumma. Kitoko was injured during a … SEATTLE - Woodland Park Zoo’s new baby gorilla, Kitoko, suffered serious head injuries Saturday during a skirmish among his six-member family group, zoo officials said Sunday. Sometimes groups can consist of two to more than 50 family members. There’s more baby animal news for Washington state as a gorilla at Woodland Park Zoo is pregnant. So good to hear! … The baby western lowland gorilla sustained head injuries over Memorial Day weekend during a … Baby gorilla recovering after family fight at Seattle zoo. I've fallen in love with this baby. Today in honor of Endangered Species Day, we are excited to announce the name of Uzumma's baby boy: Kitoko (ki-TOE-koh), which means beautiful or handsome in the African languages, Lingala /Kikongo. So glad to hear that Kitoko is recovering well. SEATTLE – In honor of Endangered Species Day, the Woodland Park Zoo announced the name of its newest baby gorilla, Kitoko. The baby appeared to be nursing and behaving normally afterward. Welcome Kitoko! Thank you for the update. “Babies truly enhance the lives of gorilla groups and adding another baby to … The baby animal appeared curious while the video was being shot. Uzumma usually keeps her baby within an arm's reach. We received more than 100 digital entries, which we'll share with gorilla keepers, Kitoko's animal health care team and zoo staff. 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