Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:50 PM by NBC News
Updated: Mar 5, 2013 1:50 PM
Getting the Cincinnati Zoo's latest baby used to its new home will turn out to be a group effort.
Over the next several months, the zoo will use human surrogates to mimic gorilla behavior with the ultimate goal of getting the 4-week-old gorilla baby in the hands of a gorilla surrogate.
The baby was rejected by her mother at a Texas zoo.
The surrogates will wear gorilla coats and dark clothing, while trying to emulate gorillas as best as they can.
"Any sound we can make, place we can put the baby. The way we carry the baby. The way we talk to the baby. Things that baby touches," Primate Team Leader Ron Evans said.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties