Calaya, a 15-year-old Gorilla at the Smithsonian Natinoal Zoo in Washington, D.C., gave birth to her very first baby 3 days ago. His name is Moke, and he's the first to be born there in 9 years!
What's most touching is the footage the zoo caught of Calaya, even as inexperienced as she is, cradling and nurturing her newborn with so much motherly affection.
Check it out:
It's being reported that Moke's dad watched "from a respectable distance," naturally, as the birth took place and a "pleasure rumble" ensued upon the delivery's end between dad and other gorilla friends.
Here's an update: