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VIDEO: Endangered western lowland gorilla born at Jacksonville Zoo

Kumbuka gave birth to the female gorilla at the end of September, but we're seeing the first footage now.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A critically-endangered Western lowland gorilla has given birth at the Jacksonville Zoo.

The proud mom, named Kumbuka, welcomed a 4.8-pound baby at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.

On Thursday, zookeepers released the first footage of the healthy infant.

For now, the little gorilla has been removed from Kumbuka’s care for some short-term help from zoo staff.

"Kumbuka’s initial maternal behavior toward the baby was perfect and normal," the zoo wrote in a statement. "Unfortunately, Kumbuka was cradling and carrying her youngster improperly and the extremely difficult decision was made to remove Kumbuka’s baby for short-term assisted rearing by gorilla care staff."

See the new baby below.

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