The little baby gorilla born by C-section, required medical attention at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, by the UCSD doctors. The baby is learning to crawl slowly, is able to sit and eat on its own. The Safari officials have named the Gorilla as Joanne.
One of the officials of the park – Jami Pawlowski said; “We’ve seen Joanne crawl away from Imani a little bit while she’s sitting on exhibit. Imani always keeps her eye on her, but Joanne is testing out her independence and seeing how far she can get.”
The keepers are training Joanne to test few solid foods like fruits and vegetables as the little cutie has eight teeth now and would not need the mother’s nursing soon. The video of mother Imani and her family of gorillas can be viewed on the internet sites.
The name of baby gorilla was inspired and chosen in the honor of Joanna Warren, the first chairwoman of the San Diego Zoo Global Foundation. Joanne is the 17th Gorilla, who took birth at the Safari Park.