Dallas Zoo May Have A Clue To The Sex Of Their Baby Gorilla

Kristin Weisell
July 12, 2018 - 9:37 am

Dallas Zoo


DALLAS (KRLD) - This picture of the Dallas Zoo's new baby gorilla may have just clued them in as to whether it's a boy or a girl!

As you can see, this is the first image of the baby's bare bottom. Certain characteristics on a gorilla's bottom determine if it's male or female.

Mama Hope has been holding the baby close and keeping its bottom covered since the birth a couple of weeks ago, so keepers were eager to get this long-awaited view.

The zoo has sent the picture to gorilla experts so that they can weigh in. It might still be some time before the baby's sex is confirmed.