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Bristol Zoo's C-section baby gorilla can be 'very stroppy'

Afia looking to camera Image copyright Bristol Zoo
Image caption Afia is becoming more mobile and is getting to the stage where she is "into everything", the zoo said

A baby gorilla born in a C-section operation at Bristol Zoo is now 20 weeks old and according to her keepers can be "very stroppy".

The Western Lowland gorilla was born early in February after her mother showed signs of the potentially dangerous condition pre-eclampsia.

She was named Afia and has just cut her eighth tooth, with her favourite foods being avocado and steamed sweet potato.

Her keepers say she is "extremely determined with a strong personality".

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Image caption Keepers have put up more ropes to "chivvy Afia to climb" and encourage her to be more confident
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Image caption The baby gorilla loves investigating "anything she can get her hands on"
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Image caption She continues to spend time clinging to her keepers' backs and is not yet on show to the public
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Image caption She loves to be tickled and is beginning to learn to feed herself
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Image caption She loves banging things - especially things that make lots of noise

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