First Gorilla Born at Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo recently celebrated the birth of the first-ever gorilla to be born on the premises. The female, which weighed in at 2 kilos, was born to 17 year-old female Anguka and her 16 year-old mate Nasibu.
Gorillas are day-time animals so visitors will have plenty of opportunity to see the new-born with her parents.
Set in the sprawling gardens of the Jardim Zoológico, in the Sete Rios district of the capital, Lisbon Zoo has been operating for over a hundred years, making it one of the oldest tourist attractions of its kind in Europe.
But it's much more than just a zoo, it's a place of conservation, reproduction and the eventual re-introduction of endangered species through scientific study and programmes of environmental enrichment.
The zoo’s management says that there are 2,000 animals in total representing 364 species, but even that seems a very modest estimate.
Besides all the animals there are several attractions and events going on throughout the day, including a dolphin and sea-lion show, pelican feeding session, free-flying bird presentation, cable car, children's farm, reptile house and zoo train.
A see-everything, do-everything ticket is very reasonably priced at €17.50 for adults and teenagers, €12.50 for kids aged 3 to 11 and €14 for senior citizens. Infants aged two and under pay nothing.
The popular dolphin and seal show lasts for forty minutes and starts at 11am and 3pm almost every day (only at 3pm on Tuesdays). Winter opening hours at Lisbon Zoo are from 10 am until 6 pm every day (last admittance 45 minutes before closing time) and these hours operate until Tuesday the 20th of March, after which the doors stay open later during the summer season.

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