Oklahoma City Zoo reveals name of new baby gorilla

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo has revealed the name of their new baby gorilla!

On December 13, zookeepers say first-time mother Mikella, gave birth in the Great EscApe habitat.

Zoo officials announced the baby gorilla was a girl last week.

Thursday, they revealed the name of the baby gorilla: Azinza (ah-zeen-za).

By 2008, the population of Western lowland gorillas was reduced by 80 percent, classifying the species as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

This latest arrival marks the 26th gorilla born at the Oklahoma City Zoo since 1974.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.