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This gorilla checking out her baby sister proves that all new siblings are the same

No matter the species.

THIS WEEK, LINCOLN Park Zoo in Chicago celebrated the arrival of a new female gorilla.

The new baby, who has yet to be named, was born to female gorilla Bahati and silverback Kwan. She marks the 52nd baby of her species to be born in the Zoo.

Lincoln Park Zoo New Gorilla Baby Source: Lincoln Park Zoo/© Todd Rosenberg Photography

But as this video proves, some things are the same across all siblings, no matter the species – and that includes having a little curious poke at the new recruit who’s stealing away Mammy’s affections…

Source: Lincoln Park Zoo/YouTube

The big sister is named Patty, who is just 2 years old herself. The group are western lowland gorillas, tracing their lineage back from Chicago all the way to the Congo. These gorillas are listed as “critically endangered” and are at particular risk of hunting by poachers.

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