Baby Zahra is leaving the Milwaukee County Zoo to get new home

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Zoo announced on Monday, June 11 that its female baby gorilla, Zahra, born Sept. 9, 2017, will transfer to a stable gorilla family unit at another AZA-accredited zoo.

Zahra’s father, Cassius, passed away unexpectedly April 12, 2018, as did her mother, Naku, on April 28. From that time on Zahra has participated in human-assisted rearing, as zookeepers are staying with her 24-hours per day, seven days a week.  Several zoo professionals have continued to...

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