It's a boy for Kiki at Franklin Park Zoo

A baby gorilla, a male, was born via C-section at the Franklin Park Zoo last week. Kiki, a 39-year-old western lowland gorilla, birthed the 6-pound, 3-ounce baby – not yet named— on Oct. 14 with expert help from the Zoo New England veterinary team, along with specialists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

The infant is the first male gorilla ever born at the Franklin Park Zoo.

The pair were successfully reunited the following afternoon, and Kiki has been very attentive, holding the baby close. They have bonded well and continue to be closely monitored and cared for behind the scenes.

For news on when they will make their exhibit debut, please check franklinparkzoo.org.