Watch: Gorilla gives birth to first son Moke at Smithsonian Zoo

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Newsweek—The new arrival is a joyous occasion for a species whose wild population has been in decline in recent years due to disease and poaching.

It's a Boy! National Zoo's Gorilla Gives Birth. D.C. has a tiny new arrival!A newborn gorilla made his arrival Sunday, the National Zoo has announced. Calaya, one of the zoo's western lowland gorillas, gave birth to a boy at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, zoo officials announced on Facebook and Twitter on Monday morning. She has been taking care of her newborn, and keepers said they're optimistic he will thrive. The baby's name, Moke, means "junior" or "little one" in Lingala, the zoo said. His name is pronounced mo-KEY. He is the first newborn gorilla at...