Gorilla born by rare caesarean section delivery at British zoo

Handout photograph of a baby female Western lowland gorilla born at Bristol Zoo in BritainA baby gorilla has been delivered by a rare caesarean section at a British zoo in an operation performed by a hospital gynaecologist, the zoo said on Tuesday. Professor David Cahill, a gynaecologist at a nearby hospital who has delivered hundreds of babies by caesarean but never a gorilla, was drafted in to perform the operation, one of just a handful ever carried out worldwide. "I have since been back to visit Kera and the baby gorilla, it was wonderful to see them both doing so well." The baby girl gorilla weighed just over a kilogram (2 lbs 10oz) at birth 11 days ago.

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February 23, 2016 6:43 pm

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