Watch: That Touching Moment When A Gorilla Meets Newborn

Calaya, a western swamp gorilla, was taped giving birth to her first offspring, a male named Moke, at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

The landing of Moke, which signifies “junior” or “minimal one” in the Lingala dialect of Africa, is the zoo’s first such gorilla birth in nine years.

Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered with only an estimated 100,000 left.

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