Endangered Gorilla in New Orleans Expecting 1st Baby

Source: ABC 3340 »

One of the critically endangered gorillas in the New Orleans’ zoo is expecting her first baby, and already is being trained with a “doll” to hold her future offspring.

Thirteen-year-old Tumani’s training “doll” doesn’t look anything like a gorilla because a stuffed toy could easily be torn apart, the Audubon Zoo’s chief veterinarian, Dr. Robert McLean, said Monday. Instead, a rugged section of canvas firehose tubing has been woven roughly to the proportions and weight of a…

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