Petr David Josek—AP
April 25, 2016 5:35 PM EDT

The Prague Zoo had no idea its female gorilla was pregnant until she gave birth on Saturday.

Zoo officials are calling the newborn a “miracle” because the 24-year-old Shinda previously had trouble conceiving. The zoo claims that her keepers did not notice she was pregnant because of “her appetite.”

The baby does not have a name yet, and its gender is still unknown. The Associated Press reports that visitors have already been able to see the mother and her baby.

 

 

 

 

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