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Zoo to throw birthday party for its latest 2-year-old

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 14:01 PM.

GULF BREEZE — It seems like a short time ago Gulf Breeze Zoo visitors were staring into a glass nursery watching a newborn gorilla learn to eat, drink and become like his mom.Kigali will celebrate his second birthday this Saturday, and the zoo is throwing a birthday party complete with a special cake, gorilla-sized birthday card and presents.“I can’t believe that he’s already turning 2,” zoo curator Tenielle Welch said during a recent tour of the zoo’s babies. “It seems like yesterday I was crawling on the ground with him on my back.”

Everything's Coming Up Babies!

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 16:26 PM. GULF BREEZE — The Gulf Breeze Zoo has experienced a baby boom in recent months, and guests are lining up to take a peek.“It’s wonderful because it’s the natural process for the adults. This is the best environmental enrichment for them to be able to nurse a baby,” said curator Tenielle Welch. Gamba, the newest of the zoo’s animals to be named, stands 8 feet tall at just 2 months old. The giraffe has grown more than 2 feet since he was born Nov. 10.