Mom "Asha" clutches her 1-week-old western lowland gorilla Tuesday morning at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. (Photo: FOX19/Mike Woeste)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden officially introduced its 1-week-old western lowland gorilla Tuesday morning to the community.
Mondika, pronounced "Mondeeka," was born Aug. 4 to 11-year-old Asha.
"Because Asha is being such a good mom, holding this little one close,
nursing, and gently cleaning the baby, we have not yet been able to
determine the sex," Zoo Executive Director Thane Maynard said last week. "The baby
appears very healthy, strong, and active and we could not be more
pleased with how Asha is handling her new role as mom."