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01/25/2011 05:01 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Baby Gorilla Born At Taronga Zoo (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Kipenzi, an adorable 4.5 pound baby gorilla, debuted her cute self to the public this Tuesday at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.

While born on January 15, Kipenzi and her mother were given a week to bond together before being shown to the public. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the baby gorilla's father will now retire to New Zealand. Kipenzi, meaning "Precious One" in Swahili, is part of the Western Lowland Gorilla species from Gabon, Africa. The Western Lowland Gorillas are dwindling in number due to habitat destruction and the bush-meat trade. Only 90,000 of the gorillas remain in the wild.

Check out some adorable photos and video of the newborn gorilla below.

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Taronga Zoo Gorilla