Critically endangered gorilla pregnant

13-year-old gorilla, Tumani, is pregnant

LOUISIANA – The Audobon Zoo in New Orleans is expecting the birth of a critically endangered gorilla. A 13-year-old western lowland gorilla named Tumani is pregnant. Zoo keepers are helping her practice for motherhood with a doll that’s roughly the size and weight of her future baby. Keepers are using it to make sure Tumani feels comfortable bringing her newborn to keepers and positioning him or her for care. If the birth is successful, this will be the first gorilla born at Audobon Zoo in 24 years.