CHICAGO
10/16/2012 04:13 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2012

Lincoln Park Zoo's New Baby Gorilla Settles In (PHOTOS)

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo on Tuesday announced the recent arrival of their newest newborn: a healthy western lowland gorilla.

According to a zoo release, 17-year-old mama gorilla Bana and 23-year-old silverback papa Kwan welcomed their baby into the world on Oct. 11.

(Scroll down to view more photos of the baby gorilla.)

The baby has not yet been sexed or named but is getting on just fine with its parents.

According to the zoo, western lowland gorillas are critically endangered in their native central Africa.

Guests of the zoo may visit Bana and her baby beginning Wednesday in the zoo's Regenstein Center for African Apes.

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