Thursday, March 28, 2013
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Primate Team Leader Ron Evans works with 2 month-old "Gladys", a Western Lowland Gorilla, as he acts as a surrogate mother, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Cincinnati. Evans says "Gladys" is in good health, developing and growing quickly with loving care from 10 humans imitating a gorilla mom's behavior. This week she moved from her belly to all fours for the first time. She came to Cincinnati last month from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, after she was born there Jan. 29 to a first-time mother who showed little maternal instinct. It was decided to move her to Cincinnati's zoo because of its extensive experience in raising gorilla babies and its availability of experienced gorilla mothers.
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