LA Zoo

LA Zoo Welcomes New Female Lowland Gorilla

July 12, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(KNX 1070) -- A new gorilla has moved into the LA Zoo.  Officials say they hope Ndjia can have children with the zoo's male silverback gorilla, Kelly. 

LA Zoo senior animal keeper Nancy Bunn tells KNX Ndjia is adjusting well with the other gorillas. 

Ndjia moved from the San Diego Zoo. She's a western lowland gorilla which is considered critically endangered in the wild. That's why officials want her to have children.