First look: Adorable baby gorilla born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Mom, baby bonding in behind-the-scenes area

New western lowland gorilla infant born on July 13 at Disney's Animal Kingdom (Disney)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney’s Animal Kingdom is becoming a hot spot for animal births recently.

Earlier this week, Disney shared the news that a Nile hippopotamus calf was born in an area at the Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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Now, Disney is sharing the news that a western lowland gorilla infant was born on Tuesday at the park.

The new photos, shared by animal keepers, show the baby with its mother, bonding in a backstage area of the park.

Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom can see the other gorilla troop at the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail.

New western lowland gorilla infant born on July 13 at Disney's Animal Kingdom (Disney)

Disney hopes to share more details about the new gorilla infant and hippo calf soon.

Disney shared news last month about a new Masai giraffe born at the park.

Other animals born recently include Dash the Hartmann’s mountain zebra, Ranger the rhino and Ivy the mandrill.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.