Cakes and presents have been the order of the day at Bristol Zoo.
Though they weren't for the keepers, but the gorillas, and in particular Kukeña the lowland gorilla who turned one today. Kukeña, who stands at just 45cm tall, was treated to presents filled with his favourite foods.
Kukena the tiny lowland gorilla has been celebrating his first birthday. He was quite happy to venture a few feet away from his mother to explore presents put out by the keepers containing his favourite foods:
Keepers at Bristol Zoo are celebrating the first birthday of their baby gorilla Kukena. The tiny lowland gorilla who stands at just 45 centimetres tall has been treated to presents filled with his favourite foods.
Work is due to get underway to transform and expand the gorilla enclosure at Bristol Zoo. It will include new dens, better climbing ropes and even an indoor pool. It will also have a glass entrance lobby so visitors can see what's going on more easily.
Photographers are facing quite a wait to get their first glimpse of seven month old Kukeña learning to walk. Our reporter has already spent more than 90 minutes at Bristol Zoo. The young gorilla has not left his mother's arms so far and has now moved out of sight!