A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo said Friday.
Kamina, a female Western lowland gorilla, was born in August at the zoo in Oklahoma City, but was shunned by her mother, so she was sent to Cincinnati in September. The human surrogates taught her to act like a gorilla and then placed her with two female gorillas.
When they didn't bond with her, keepers decided Kamina's best option was moving to Columbus, which has a long history of caring for gorillas. The first gorilla born in captivity, Colo, was born at the Columbus Zoo and this week celebrated her 58th birthday. - AP