Smithsonian Gorilla's Motherly Affection To Newborn Goes Viral

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:

 
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