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Endangered Western lowland gorilla gives birth at Toronto Zoo

Ngozi, a western lowland gorilla at the Toronto Zoo holds his 2 month old baby gorilla Nassir in Toronto on Nov. 18 2009.

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The Toronto Zoo says that Ngozi, a female Western lowland gorilla, has given birth to a baby.

The zoo says mother and baby — whose sex hasn't been determined — are both healthy and are doing well.

Charles, the Zoo's silverback male, is the newborn's father.

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It's Ngozi's second birth — her son Nassir was born at the Toronto Zoo on Sept. 2, 2009.

Ngozi, came to the Toronto Zoo from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on March 4, 2008, to breed with Charles.

The Toronto Zoo has seven gorillas — three adults and four youngsters.

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