Meet Berlin Zoo's newest baby gorilla: Tilla

Born on February 15 to 24-year-old Bibi, the tiny Tilla is the first gorilla born in Berlin Zoo in 16 years.

After finding out the gorilla's gender at the beginning of March the whole of Germany got busy finding a name for the little one.

Within 7 days the zoo had received more than 17,000 naming suggestions, finally settling on Tilla.

Berlin Zoo's indoor houses have been closed to visitors due to coronavirus restrictions and the present quieter environment is just what the little gorilla needs, according to its keepers who were full of praise for both first-time parents.

The zoo has started a fund-raising campaign for a new gorilla enclosure after suffering financial losses during the corona pandemic.

Their motto is: A villa for Tilla, the little gorilla.