Baby Gorilla Being Raised by Human Moms

The Cincinnati Zoo has a nonstop team of human surrogates to care for a newborn gorilla.
2:13 | 03/28/13

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Now an incredible story out of the cincinnati zoond these might be some of the cutest pictures you'll ever see as a team works nonstop right now as human surrogates to a newborn baby gorilla. Matt gutman got an opportunity to join them. Reporter: This morning zookeepers at the cincinnati zoo are hoping this odd-looking experiment might save an orphaned gorilla days after she was born. Her mother rejected her. Weighing just 3 pounds gladys was as fragile as a infant. She needed a mother to adopt her but her zoo in texas didn't have one. The cincinnati zoo did. Abc news got exclusive access to the project in which ten human surrogates would prepare gladys to be united with a new gorilla momma. And you could call ron evans the ape mom in chief and leads us inside her pad where a little gorilla 101 is used. I always use a gorilla accent like glad giysgladys. Put your head through the hole. Reporter: One needs to look the part. All wear these fur vests and after gladys got used to me a handover. Make a little gorilla vocalization. Gladys spends most of her time sleeping, eating and -- well, she just peed on me. All of this, the stretching, the grabbing, tasting things, the piggy back rides is to prep gladys to join the rest of the gorillas, a process she called goril goion. It's just a month or two away. Feels like having a baby on me. Good girl. The baby. After spending a day with her you can see how it's easy to get attached. As much as I like holding gladys and being with gladys, the day she goes this with a gorilla mom is the day I'm going to be happiest. Reporter: Like sending your kid to college. Likely to bring tears to a mom's eye or all ten moms. For "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, cincinnati. Oh, you can tell matt loved that assignment. Ooh. So good. I want a pet gorilla. I dare you to follow that up.

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