The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will receive an injured baby gorilla and pair her with a surrogate mother.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will receive an injured baby gorilla and pair her with a surrogate mother.

Misha, a female born at the Louisville Zoo on Feb. 6, was involved in a "skirmish" that resulted in her losing part of her left leg and breaking a bone near her left hip, the Columbus Zoo said in a news release.

Patty Peters, director of community relations, said the new gorilla was scheduled to arrive at the Columbus Zoo this week.

According to the zoo, the surrogacy program includes around-the-clock care by trainers until the baby can be introduced to her surrogate mother.

The program has been used with eight Columbus Zoo baby gorillas and five from other zoos.