A baby gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo will be moving to the Columbus Zoo after the two female gorillas showed little interest in the infant.
The baby gorilla, Kamina, has been 'gorillafied' by a team of human surrogates at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Kamina has been at the zoo since September and been cared for by 16 human surrogates during that time.
"Our team of human surrogates has done everything right," Ron Evans, the curator of primates said. "Kamina has learned all of the behaviors she needs to know in order to be successful in a gorilla group. Unfortunately, neither of the adult females that we hoped would bond with her did."
After observing Kamina with the two other females, Evans, Gorilla Species Survival Plan, and the Columbus Zoo decided it was best for Kamina to move.
The details of when Kamina will be transferred has not been released.