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Stephanie Carr, right, scratches a three-month-old Western Lowland gorilla named Gladys on the head as she sleeps in the lap of Ashley Chance, on Tuesday, in the outdoor gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati. The baby gorilla was born Jan. 29 at a Texas zoo to a first-time mother who wouldn’t care for her. Zoo workers and volunteers are acting as surrogate mothers to prepare the baby to be introduced to two female gorillas at the Cincinnati Zoo who might accept her. Humans acting as surrogate mothers wear vests and materials to make them appear more like a gorilla.

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