Toronto Zoo

March 10, 2005 16:11 ET


Day Old Infant On Display In African Rainforest Pavilion Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Education Editor, Media Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 10, 2005) - Media Advisory


A beautiful baby Lowland gorilla! And let's not forget Mom Samantha, proud Dad Charles, sister Shalia (3 years old), and brother Subira (10 years old).


Born late on Monday, March 7th, 2005, our newest Zoobaby represents Charles' and Samantha's fifth child. The birth is just in time for the Zoo's Madagascar March Break Madness, from Friday, March 11th to Thursday, March 24th! African Rainforest Pavilion Supervisor Dianne Devison reports that Mom and baby are doing just fine. The gestation period of the Western Lowland Gorilla is 265 days. The infant's birth weight is approximately 1.92 kg. Western Lowland Gorillas are endangered in their natural habitat, the Lowland Rainforests of Central Africa. The baby's sex will be confirmed at a later date. EDITORS NOTE: Picture to accompany this media alert is available on the PR Direct website.


Wednesday, March 9, 2005


African Rainforest Pavilion
Toronto Zoo

Take Hwy 401 to Meadowvale Rd (exit #389 both directions)
Go north on Meadowvale to Main Parking.

Zoo Hours (until March 11th) - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. March 11th to May 20th - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Last admissions one hour before closing. General Admission 13-64 incl. is $18, Children 3 and under are free, Children 4-12 are $10 and Seniors 65+ are $12. Parking is free until March 11th . Event schedule subject to change without notice. The Zoo is located at Meadowvale Road and Hwy. 401, Exit 389 east and west bound. For general information, call (416) 392-5929. The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except December 25th). IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Cynthia Shipley, (Acting) Manager Marketing, Toronto Zoo
    Primary Phone: 416-392-5938