OKC Zoo Announces Name Of Baby Western Lowland Gorilla

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 11:58 am
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden announced the arrival of a male Western lowland gorilla last month. The baby gorilla was born in the early hours of Tuesday, June 19, inside the Great EscApe day room to mother Ndjole and father Togo. This marks the 27th gorilla born at the Oklahoma City Zoo since 1974.

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On Wednesday, the OKC Zoo announced they named the baby boy Finyezi, and will call him Fin for short. 

Fin weighed two kilograms (4.4 pounds) at birth.

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Ndjole, a 22-year-old Western lowland gorilla, came to the Zoo in 2010 from the San Diego Zoo. She has previously birthed two offspring. Her first, a male, Bouendje, 12, is a member of the Zoo’s bachelor gorilla troop in Great EscApe. Female Kamina, her second offspring, was born at the OKC Zoo in 2014 and now resides at the Columbus Zoo.

Father Togo, a 29-year-old silverback Western lowland gorilla, arrived at the Zoo in 2012 from the Como Park Zoo as part of a breeding recommendation made by the Gorilla SSP. Togo’s gorilla family also includes females Mikella, Emily, Kelele and youngsters, Leom, Rubi and Azinza.