Berlin gorilla baby is called Tilla

Berlin gorilla baby is called Tilla

The few-week-old gorilla girl from Berlin Zoo now has a name. "It was not easy, but we have now decided: The little gorilla is now called Tilla," Zoo and Zoo Director Andreas Knieriem announced in a press release on 10 March 2021.

Gorilla lady Bibi suckles baby Tilla at Berlin Zoo.

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Gorilla lady Bibi suckles baby Tilla at Berlin Zoo.

More than 17,000 name suggestions for the gorilla girl born in February were received by the Berlin Zoo. Among the ideas were the names "Frau Merkel", "Covi" and "Hope", it added. On the occasion of the naming, the other gorillas at the zoo were treated to a cake buffet with rice, raspberries, pomegranate, peppers and carrots. While mum Bibi (24) tucked in, the gorilla girl lay at mum's breast, as a video from the zoo shows. Tilla is the first gorilla offspring for the zoo in 16 years.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Wednesday, 10. March 2021 16:21 Uhr

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