Two Baby Gorillas Moka and Nikumba

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Two Baby Gorillas named Moka and Nikumba play with a basketball. The gorillas were received by the National Zoological Park from French Equatorial Africa in 1955.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 80, Folder: Gorillas "Moka" + "Nikumba"

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 1956

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.5w x 3.25h ; Type of Image: Animals ; Medium: Photographic print

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