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Name our baby gorilla

And the baby's name is...




The name, meaning "highly esteemed, precious," was selected by the gorilla family live on necn on Friday morning.

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The Zoo and necn received hundreds of name submissions, which were then narrowed down to the top three: Aziza, Kianga and Makemba. These three names were affixed to special boxes in the gorilla exhibit, and it was up to the gorilla family to make the final choice.

Be sure to visit Aziza in Franklin Park Zoo's Tropical Forest!

About the baby:

Kiki, one of Franklin Park Zoo's seven western lowland gorillas, gave birth to her fourth baby with her mate Kitombe on May 14. Because mom is very protective of her little one, we're 95 percent sure the baby is a girl.

Learn more about western lowland gorillas in Franklin Park Zoo's Animals section.