Condition of lowland gorilla improved

06-08-2007

The condition of a lowland gorilla named Kijivu at Prague Zoo has reportedly improved: the ape fell ill with intestinal colic at the weekend. Officials were especially worried because the gorilla had stopped feeding her two-month old baby, Tatu. Zoo workers had considered taking the baby from the mother so it could be fed artificially. But in the end, the step was not necessary. Despite the ape's improved condition, the gorilla pavilion at the zoo remains closed to visitors for the time being.