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Baby gorilla Zahra receiving care at Columbus Zoo after parents died in Milwaukee

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 18:48:43-04

Baby Zahra, a 9-month-old gorilla whose parents both unexpectedly died at the Milwaukee County Zoo, is receiving round-the-clock care at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. 

The Columbus Zoo reported Zahra is working with a human-assisted rearing team until she can be introduced to a surrogate mother. 

 On Sunday, Zahra passed her health exam with flying colors and the zoo says she has a “...delightful personality and can even be a little flirtatious!”

Zahra’s father, 31-year-old Cassius, died suddenly last April. Her mother, 17-year-old Naku, also passed away days later. 

The Milwaukee County Zoo announced Zahra was moving to Columbus on Facebook last Friday.