Abandoned Baby Gorilla Hasani Finds New Mom

A 3 month-old baby gorilla named Hasani sits in the grass March 11, 2009 at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, California. The newborn gorilla was given the name Hasani. Hasani's father, a twenty seven year-old gorilla named Oscar Jonsey, picked between five color coded cantaloupes representing the five name finalists to come up with the newborn's name that was submitted by Amanda VerPloeg of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Hasani's mother, Monifa, abandoned the newborn shortly after giving birth.

Hasani, a six month-old Western Lowland Gorilla, sits with his surrogate mother Bawang in the gorilla exhibit during his first public viewing at the San Francisco Zoo June 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Hasani, who was born on December 8, 2008, has been hand-raised by zoo staff after being rejected by his mother at birth. A surrogate gorilla mother was trained to care for Hasani and has accepted the newborn.