Baby gorilla becomes first to be born in wild to parents born in zoos

This Morning visit a live gorilla safari in Rwanda

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The western lowland gorilla is the offspring of mother Mayombe, 13, and father Djongo, 15. Its gender has not been revealed. Djongo was born at the Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne Reserve in Kent and repatriated to Gabon, West Africa, in 2013 with his father Djala, a wild-born orphan who lost his family to poachers.

Mayombe was born at ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan, France, and repatriated to Gabon in 2019 through a collaboration with the foundation. 

Chairman Damian Aspinall said: “This is a pivotal moment for wildlife conservation – and a hugely emotional day for our team.”

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