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Pittsburgh Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla, Tiger Cub

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is boasting like a proud parent about the births of two new babies.

The zoo just welcomed a brand new Western Lowland Gorilla and a baby Amur Tiger cub. Both moms and their babies are doing well.

The two new additions are getting a lot of attention.

The baby gorilla was born on Friday and is bonding so closely with its mother that zoo officials can't quite tell yet if it's a boy or a girl.

The tiger cub was born on Easter Sunday. It had its first check up this week.

It weighs about five pounds and is not on display just yet, but it's bonding well with its mother and should be walking around in front of spectators in a few days.

But the baby gorilla is on display for all to see; and its mother, Moka, had no problem showing it off for KDKA's news cameras.

Both the new tiger cub and baby gorilla are endangered species in the wild.

In a press release, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Dr. Barbara Baker said: "As a conservation organization, we are committed to efforts to protect both of these wonderful species from extinction. The babies will help us to educate our visitors to the role that we all play in protecting the natural habitats of many animal species."

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