What will be the name of the Female Gorilla born a month ago?

On Monday, February 5, Duni started carrying her cub on her back. According to breeders, the little female has an excellent grasping reflex. Photo by Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

On Saturday, February 10 at 2 p.m., we will announce the name of the female gorilla, who was born on January 2, in the Dja Reservation pavilion at the Prague Zoo. Her “godfather”, together with the mayor, Mr. City of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda, and his deputy for the environment Jana Komrsková, and the popular YouTuber Karel “Kovy” Kovář.

An accompanying program will be prepared for visitors – an African drumming performance, free thematic face painting, or a game station in an authentic Cameroonian school classroom.

The name for the baby gorilla was chosen by the Czech public in a two-round poll. From the original ten proposals in the Badjoué dialect, which came from Cameroonian children living in the Dja Biosphere Reserve, the three names Ekiba (thanks), Mobi (heiress), and Mosâmom (the one whose birth will end the war between humans and animals) advanced to the second round of the poll. .

Duni regularly checks and examines her one-month-old daughter. In doing so, it usually stretches it, which benefits the baby’s health. Photo by Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

The female gorilla was born in the Dja Reserve pavilion on January 2 in the evening. This is the first offspring of the female Duni and the male Kisuma and the first ever baby gorilla in the new gorilla pavilion, which the Prague Zoo opened in autumn 2022. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo