Posted In Animals | 8th April 2019

It’s a Girl!

SSE Airtricity and Dublin Zoo are delighted to announce that the sex of the baby gorilla born recently at Dublin Zoo is female! They have also launched a competition to find a name for the new arrival and win a year’s free electricity in the process.

SSE Airtricity is Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy and sustainability partner to Dublin Zoo.

The baby gorilla who was born on April 1st weighing just 2-2.5kg, is the first offspring of Bangui and Kafi and represents a significant contribution for this critically endangered species.

To help name the latest arrival people can visit and suggest a name that reflects her West African origin.

Helen Clarke-Bennett, Team Leader of the African Plains at Dublin Zoo commented “We’re delighted to be able to share this news with our fans and really look forward to their help in picking a name for the latest addition to our gorilla troop. Since her birth, a little over 6 weeks ago, the baby gorilla has been hugely popular amongst visitors to the Zoo and we’ve been very pleased with how she’s settled in”.

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and welcomes over one million visitors a year, representing a significant opportunity for SSE Airtricity to further enhance public understanding around the importance of sustainability. This allows SSE Airtricity to build on their recent work in celebrating the difference we can all make by choosing to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.

Commenting on the announcement Aine Plunkett, Head of Marketing for SSE Airtricity said “We’re delighted to be able to reveal the sex of this latest arrival to Dublin Zoo and also offer fans the opportunity to help name her. Our partnership with Dublin Zoo is of critical importance to our mission of building a deeper awareness and understanding of the importance of sustainability and we look forward to sharing more experiences than ever before with fans of Dublin Zoo and SSE Airtricity customers”.