Annie

Higashiyama Zoo - Annie was born on on June 2, 2013 at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Her mother is Ai. She is Shabani's 2nd born child. When Annie was born, Ai failed to take proper care of her. After a few weeks Annie's health started to decline so the gorilla caretakers made the decision to take her and raise her instead.The zoo never intended on keeping Annie separated from the troop forever. They would bring her over to the bars so the others would get to see her and smell her and not forget about her.On March 31, 2014,  Annie was moved from the nursery, along with her pillow and towels, to a room next to the gorilla house.  There were bars between the rooms that allowed for close contact but not full contact with the adults. There was a little door opening by which Kiyomasa crossed over and spent…

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