Western lowland gorilla News Archive
Mar. 22, 2019
Get the scoop on the reunion between western lowland gorilla infant Moke and his troop from Becky Malinsky, assistant curator of Primates.
Feb. 26, 2019
With each passing day, western lowland gorilla infant Moke places more weight on his injured leg. His gait and movement have improved over the past month.
Feb. 08, 2019
The holiday season and new year were an exciting time for the Zoo's 9-month-old western lowland gorilla, Moke! Read the latest keeper update.
Feb. 01, 2019
The Zoo's rambunctious 9-month-old gorilla has a fractured femur. Moke is resting and recovering with his parents, Calaya and Baraka, under the close watch of the animal care team.
Dec. 14, 2018
Western lowland gorilla infant Moke is making noise—with enrichment!
Nov. 30, 2018
Our 7-month-old western lowland gorilla Moke received his flu shot this month! Get the latest news on him in our keeper update.
Nov. 16, 2018
What has 7-month-old western lowland gorilla Moke been up to? Read all about it in the latest keeper update!
Nov. 02, 2018
Read the latest update on six-month-old western lowland gorilla infant Moke.
Oct. 12, 2018
Moke is six months old and, for the first time, keepers observed him taking his first steps in the outdoor yard independent of his mother!
Sep. 28, 2018
Five-month-old western lowland gorilla, Moke, has been spending some quality time with his father, says primate keeper Melba Brown.
Sep. 21, 2018
Friends of the National Zoo volunteers are helping primate keepers monitor how our western lowland gorillas interact with one another, says primate keeper Melba Brown.
Sep. 14, 2018
Moke is 5 months old! Check out primate keeper Melba Brown's latest update on our western lowland gorillas.
Sep. 07, 2018
Western lowland gorilla Moke celebrated his mom's birthday and is learning through play, says primate keeper Melba Brown.
Aug. 31, 2018
Follow Primate Keeper Melba Brown's latest #GorillaStory update on 20-week-old western lowland gorilla Moke!
Aug. 24, 2018
Primate keeper Melba Brown says western lowland gorilla infant Moke's big (and often, humorous) personality is beginning to emerge.
Aug. 17, 2018
In her latest update, primate keeper Melba Brown shares that 4-month-old Moke is embarking on a new era of discovery.
Aug. 10, 2018
At 4 months old, western lowland gorilla infant Moke is already solid on his footing and has started giving his mom, Calaya, some good exercise in chasing after him!
Aug. 03, 2018
Primate keeper Melba Brown shares the latest news about 15-week-old western lowland gorilla Moke.
Jul. 27, 2018
Check out the latest update on our 3.5-month-old gorilla infant from primate keeper Melba Brown.
Jul. 13, 2018
Western lowland gorilla Moke is learning to walk! This week, he spent some quality time with 9-year-old Kibibi.
Jun. 29, 2018
Read the latest update on the Zoo's 10-week-old western lowland gorilla, Moke, and watch a video of him trying to take his first steps!
Jun. 22, 2018
Primate keeper Melba Brown says 9-week-old western lowland gorilla infant Moke is taking in all of the sights, sounds and scents around him.
Jun. 15, 2018
Today, Moke turns two months old! He is just as curious as ever, but now he is becoming bolder and more interested in those around him.
Jun. 08, 2018
In the past two weeks, our western lowland gorilla infant, Moke, has sprouted two new teeth! When he was five weeks old, the primate team observed two lower incisors break through his gums. Now, at 7...
Jun. 01, 2018
At six weeks old, western lowland gorilla Moke is already showing interest in exploring his surroundings. Despite his adventurous spirit, mom Calaya continues to hold her infant close.