Louisville Zoo welcomes newest female gorilla - Bandia
Twenty-year-old Bandia arrived this week from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Zoo now has a new resident.
Twenty-year-old Bandia arrived this week from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. She joins Casey, a silverback gorilla who came to Louisville this summer from the same zoo.
Bandia will join Gorilla Forest after a quarantine period followed by time to get acclimated to her new surroundings.
The gorillas will be a part of the family group that will help raise 1-year-old Kindi. That group now includes Kindi and her surrogate mother, Kweli, as well as female gorillas Paki and Bandia.
Zoo officials hope the changes will create a strong and healthy family group for Kindi.
In conjunction with these changes, 29-year-old silverback Mshindi was recently moved to the Cincinnati Zoo.
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