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U.K. Zoo Delivers Baby Gorilla After Rare C-Section

U.K. Zoo Delivers Baby Gorilla After Rare C-Section

Mothers often are affected by pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and delivery by cesarean section—even in the animal kingdom. Bristol Zoo Gardens in the U.K. recently welcomed a baby gorilla born via cesarean after her mother Kera showed signs of preeclampsia. The female infant is a rarity; one of only a few to be delivered by C-section at just 2 pounds, 10 ounces. “It wasn’t a decision that we took lightly,” said John Partridge, senior curator of animals. “Kera was becoming quite poorly and we needed to act fast in order to give the best possible treatment to mother and baby, and to avoid the possibility of losing the baby.” After overcoming some breathing problems, the baby gorilla—yet to be named—is said to be doing well alongside her recovering mother Kera.

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