Baby gorilla recovering from injury in the Lincoln Zoo

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Gorillas in Lincoln Zoo
Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune

Even animals suffer from domestic abuse. That is the case for a baby gorilla that was found beaten on her face from what zookeepers may have been from her father. This all happened at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The baby gorilla named Nayembi and her mother Rollie, were separated from the rest of gorilla group to receive special care.

A baby gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo last fall is recovering from a serious facial injury she suffered last week that may have been inflicted by another gorilla.

Zoo staff discovered on Wednesday that Nayembi, born Nov. 16 to mother Rollie, had been injured, according to a zoo spokeswoman. Animal care staff immediately separated the infant and Rollie from the rest of the gorilla group, which includes her father, Kwan, also the father of baby gorilla Patty, born at the zoo in October, according to a blog post by Lincoln Park Zoo President Kevin Bell.

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