Baby gorilla takes his first steps

Baby gorilla takes his first steps

Keepers at London Zoo have captured the moment when a three month old baby gorilla took its first steps.

Nicknamed 'Tiny' the male Western Lowland gorilla left his mothers side last Thursday for the first time since birth as he took his first wobbly steps.

Tiny was urged on by his 12-year-old mother 'Mjukuu' as he stumbled and crawled around the gorilla enclosure.

At one point the baby made his way back to his mum, only to be gently pushed away and encouraged to continue his new adventure.

Keepers are yet to decide on a permanent name for the youngster, who at just over one foot tall, is outgrowing his nickname.

Tiny is the first gorilla to be born at London Zoo in more than 20 years.

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