This update was written by primate curator Meredith Bastian and assistant curator of primates Becky Malinsky.
It is hard to believe that an entire year has passed since the day that Moke, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo's infant western lowland gorilla, was born. In the blink of an eye, he has grown from a fragile newborn to a rambunctious youngster.
Even though this year has passed quickly, a lot has transpired in this little gorilla’s life. Readers have been able to keep up with Moke’s development and learn about his adventures through the #GorillaStory updates over the last year, but we will highlight just a few of our fondest memories.