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|Tue, 08-26-2003 - 11:02am|
"A female baby gorilla was born on Saturday, August 16 and joins the baby orangutan. I bet you’ve never seen a nursery like this before! The little gorilla weighs 4.9 pounds and is fed eight bottles of Enfamil with iron a day. She is the first gorilla born at Omaha’s Zoo in 20 years. This new birth is exceptionally exciting because her 8 year old mother, Timu, is the world’s first test tube gorilla. Staff is hoping for the baby and mother to bond in the future, and they will be continually working on the introduction process."
I'm not sure what I want to debate, but this is loaded with issues we've discussed. Fio has brought up primate milk before. The gorilla is being fed Enfamil (does she really need the extra iron?) And we have bonding issues thrown into the mix! What is going on here?