Baby Gorilla makes debut at Omaha Zoo

Posted at 7:59 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 16:22:35-05

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will unveil its latest addition on Thursday morning.

Officials say the baby gorilla is male and doesn't have a name. Omaha Zoo officials say they are holding a naming contest for the public on their website.

Officials say visitors who participate in the contest are required to donate $1 to gorilla conservation.

Submissions will be accepted until March 2.

The new gorilla’s parents are 21-year-old Timu and 22-year-old Tambo.

The mother, Timu, came to Omaha Zoo from the Cincinnati Zoo in 1996.

Officials say this is her fourth baby. The father, Tambo, arrived in 2001 from the Bronx Zoo and this is his first offspring.