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Human ‘moms’ dote on baby gorilla

CINCINNATI — Some zoo workers in Cincinnati are wearing all-black outfits, grunting affectionately, and generally imitating mother gorillas to help a month-old baby adjust to a new home and get ready for a surrogate mother.

Later, they will don hairy vests and carry baby Gladys on their backs, put on kneepads and gloves to move around like a gorilla, and they might knuckle-walk and climb a tree with baby on board.

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