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Israeli zoo shows off gorilla newborns

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 00:51

Nov. 14 - Israel’s Ramat Gan Safari Park welcomes two gorilla infants. Tara Cleary reports.

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Snug on its mother's chest - one of two newborn gorillas at Israel's Ramat Gan Safari Park. The zoo says mothers Anya and Lia gave birth a week apart and both infants were fathered by silverback Lucas. But park worker Vicka Moalim says though they knew about Anya's pregnancy, Lia's infant came as a complete surprise. SOUNDBITE: Vicka Moalim, safari park worker, saying (English): "First cub was born ten days ago and three days ago we were very surprised because also Lia gave birth to the second cub and Lucas (silverback) is very, very protective and taking really good care of their kids." The park has so far seen the birth of ten gorillas - an important achievement for this endangered species.

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Israeli zoo shows off gorilla newborns

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 00:51