TOKYO - "Momoko", a 29-year-old Western Lowland Gorilla, gave birth Thursday as the other gorillas at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo looked on -- a rare situation that mimicked how primates are born in the wild.

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Usually expectant mothers at the zoo are taken into seclusion before birth.

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Zookeepers did not reveal the gender of Momoko's new baby, but the delivery stirred big interest among the enclosure's six other members, who looked on and touched the tiny offspring as it was breastfed by its mother.

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