Credit: Sedgwick County Zoo
Friday, August 16, 2013
It's time to give a warm Wichita welcome to Kivu, the first female western lowland gorilla to call the Sedgwick County Zoo home.
Zoo officials said Kivu arrived at the Sedgwick County Zoo in late May and has been learning the ropes and getting to know the Downing Gorilla Forest keepers.
Recently Kivu, 35, was introduced to her exhibit mate Matt, 20. She and Matt have been spending time in a behind-the-scenes area getting to know each other.
Matt and Kivu can now be visited in the Downing Gorilla Forest Reserve building. The pair is still practicing coming-and-going from the behind-the-scenes areas, so guests might have to patient with their progress. Once these two become accustomed to this space, they will be introduced to the outdoor exhibit area.