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Sam and Samantha

1970 (Jan 23)                   1978                              2017/2018

The Cincinnati Zoo witnesses    Originally designed to be within  The Zoo plans to transform
the first live lowland gorilla  a greenhouse, Gorilla World       the exhibit by adding a large
birth in a zoo: A male, Sam,    becomes one of the world's first  indoor space and viewing,
born to Mahari and Hatari.      naturalistic gorilla exhibits.    and better holding areas.

1970                                      2015

Eight days later, Samantha is             Elle, named after the Roman numeral
born to Penelope and King Tut.            "L" for 50, is the 50th gorilla born at
                                          the Cincinnati Zoo.

                                King Tut                          Photo Mark Dumont

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