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    Default Baby gorilla Hasani and his adoptive mom make debut at San Francisco Zoo


    The San Francisco Zoo's young western lowland gorilla, Hasani, seems to be thriving under the care of Bawang, his adoptive mother.
    Zoo staff stepped in to help when Hasani's birth mother, Monifa, rejected him -- and while they were hand-raising the baby, they were also teaching Bawang valuable gorilla-parenting skills. Bawang took over Hasani's care in late April, and the pair made their public debut in the zoo's Jones Family Gorilla Preserve last week.
    Hasani means "handsome" in Swahili; it was selected in March through a baby-naming contest held by the zoo. He's the first of his critically endangered species born at the zoo in 11 years. More photos of baby and new mother after the jump!








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    What a cutie pie...
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    *squeals* Cuuuuuuute!

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    Freakin adorable!

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    How could you ever reject such a cutie?

    I wonder if the birth mother will ever be around them, and how that will go...
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    aw what a beautiful baby!
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    They seem meant for each other! He is a doll.
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    awwwww, i'm tearing up over here (pregnancy hormones are so intense! ). these pictures are pure sweetness. i'd love to get up to SF soon to see this little cutie. gorillas have been my favorite animal since i was a youngster & obsessed with koko. i find them to be so humanlike & so relatable.
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    the fourth photo is lovely

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    SO cute!!

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