Busch Gardens Facebook Fans Name Baby Gorilla "Enzi"

Busch Gardens Tampa Facebook Fans have spoken, and the official name of the baby male gorilla is Enzi. The name was chosen after nearly 2,000 votes were submitted in a Facebook poll. The name Enzi means “power” in Swahili, a language that is currently spoken by various communities living in Eastern Africa. The other name options that were also considered included Birungi (meaning “bringer of good things”) and Bem (meaning “peace”).

Here you are a photo of the baby gorilla, taken just a few days ago:

The baby gorilla was born on December 16 at Busch Gardens Tampa to 12-year old endangered western lowland gorilla, Pele. Both Pele and baby, along with Busch Gardens’ other gorillas, can be seen in the Myombe Reserve habitat at select times throughout the day.  

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