Zoo Atlanta expanded their gorilla family a couple of months ago, when the beloved western lowland gorilla Lulu gave birth. The infant is the 24th gorilla to be born in the zoo and animal lovers across Georgia are in love. On the 24th of September, Georgians will have a chance to name the baby gorilla as an extra special birthday present.\nThe naming contest is already underway and you have a chance to throw your hat (or name) in the ring. Until Sept. 20 at 11 p.m., folks from all over have a chance to choose a name for this youngster. After Sept. 20, three names will be chosen and then featured in the zoo's Ford African Rain Forest exhibit. On Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., the gorillas themselves will choose their favorite names displayed on a wall, which is pretty cool.\nView this post on Instagram Gorilla mothers will build a new nest every night from materials around them, and their offspring will join them in it while they sleep. Here at the Zoo, the gorillas also make nests in their behind-the-scenes night areas. This quiet time is the perfect opportunity to relax after a long day and bond with their young. Whenever she can, Lulu gives her infant the opportunity to have some supervised play time in their nest inside in their night area, as shown here. While he isn’t crawling just yet, it’s still fun to wiggle, kick, and flail those little arms around. Lulu keeps a close eye on him during these play sessions and is always quick to step in if she feels he needs a bit more comfort. – Jenny G., Keeper III, Primates #SilverbackStory #OnlyZooATL . . #endangered #gorilla #gorillasofinstagram A post shared by Zoo Atlanta (@zooatl) on Sep 5, 2019 at 9:46am PDT\nSept. 24 is also a special one because its World Gorilla Day, so this infant is getting all the stops made just for him on a monumental level. It makes sense that the zoo is making this particular bday a special one. Not only is this newest addition the 24th gorilla to be born at the zoo (and getting named on the 24th), he's also the grandson of the late Willie B. and great-grandson to the oldest male gorilla, Ozzie, still kicking at the ripe age of 58.\nView this post on Instagram Lulu’s infant needs a name, and we’re asking for your help to name him! He will be turning 2 months old on September 24, which is World Gorilla Day, so we figured that’s a fantastic day to name the little guy. By donating $5 to benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, our longtime partner in gorilla conservation, you can submit a name for a random drawing – three lucky names will be chosen, then Taz’s family group will help us decide from those three! We will be accepting submissions until September 20. ⠀ Click the link in our bio to submit your name!⠀ ⠀ #OnlyZooATL #SilverbackStory A post shared by Zoo Atlanta (@zooatl) on Sep 11, 2019 at 11:25am PDT\nZoo Atlanta wanted to make this birth and the acknowledgement of the infant very public to also bring awareness to the incredible threats of poaching, illegal hunting, habitat loss and emerging diseases happening to the lowland gorillas in western Africa. Because of our home zoo, research is being done across the world to make these issues more public and for the public to grow a larger understanding of the animal's needs to sustain their future.\nView this post on Instagram Lulu monitors the physical health of her infant closely and will frequently hold him up in various ways to inspect different parts of his body. In this video in their behind-the-scenes night area, you can see him go for a quite a ride as Lulu checks out his legs, arms and head. In addition, if you listen closely at around 5 seconds, you will hear Lulu grumbling – a type of gorilla vocalization that conveys contentment. – Jenny G., Keeper III, Primates #SilverbackStory #OnlyZooATL . . #gorilla #endangered #gorillasofinstagram A post shared by Zoo Atlanta (@zooatl) on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:32pm PDT\nThe zoo is constantly growing and adding new additions of the baby variety, and it's a beautiful way to stay connected with the community. If you want to name the bundle of gorilla joy, you should visit zooatlanta.org/gorillanaming and submit your name with a $5 donation. You can also stay up to date on the contest by following Zoo Atlanta's Insta and the hashtag #SilverbackStory.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.