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A day at the zoo

The Denver Zoo's newest arrival, Tulivu, was born last Sunday. When its 19-year-old mother failed to nurse her, handlers at the zoo took over the maternal tasks of feeding her and keeping her clean and warm. She is a western lowland gorilla. Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk

For the first time in 30 years, the Denver Zoo has a baby gorilla, Tulivu – a Swahili word meaning calm or quiet.

Born last Sunday, Tulivu is a lowland gorilla and provides zoo patrons a rare glimpse of a primate born in captivity.

Summer hours at the zoo are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Ana Eowie, vice president of marketing and public relations for the Denver Zoo, said the zoo is opening a $27 million exhibit June 22 called Predator Ridge, which will showcase lions, African wild dogs and hyenas.

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