ASHEBORO, N.C. — Zookeepers at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro welcomed a new gorilla to the facility Wednesday.
Jamani, a 10-year-old female, came from the San Diego Zoo. She is the first of two new females designated for North Carolina this year. Acacia, a 15-year-old from the Oklahoma City Zoo, will be arriving in early February.
After a period of quarantine and adaptation, the new gorillas will join 18-year-old male “Nkosi” in the zoo’s outdoor Forest Glade gorilla habitat.