This adorable baby gorilla was delivered by C-section at Bristol Zoo
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — Brace yourself for a serious overload of gorilla-themed cuteness.
Photos of a very small, very adorable baby gorilla have been released by Bristol Zoo after she was successfully delivered by cesarean section. The operation is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, the BBC reports.
The decision to operate was taken after the baby’s mother, Kera, suffered pregnancy complications thought to be associated with pre-eclampsia. The delivery procedure took three hours.
“We really thought she was going to die,” Rowena Killick, a vet at Bristol Zoo, told the BBC. Read more…