Young gorillas learn by mimicking the behaviors of other individuals in the troop, and by play fighting with other youngsters. A young gorilla stays close to its mother until it is 4 to 6 years old. Gorillas are known to nurse for up to 3 years.
The baby western lowland gorilla which was born to mother Salome last week at Bristol Zoo Gardens has now been named Kukena. Nina Wadia, who plays Zainab Masood in Eastenders, picked the name - pronounced