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"Along with having my own children, this is probably one of the biggest achievements of my life and something I will certainly never forget,"
The zoo said the three-hour operation was "very challenging". The baby was born with a strong heartbeat but had fluid in her lungs and was not breathing. It took two to three hours before she was breathing on her own.
"We really thought she was going to die," said Ms Killick.
"We couldn't see any signs of life apart from the heartbeat... and then eventually, she showed signs that she was going to breathe for herself."
In an ideal world they would all be living out in the wild in their natural habitat , unfortunately among others the western lowland gorilla is an engendered species through poaching and loss of habitat.
Bristol Zoo breeds endangered species , it and others like it are essential if we are to keep these animals alive and perhaps one day reintroduce them back in to their natural habitat , at least there her hands will never be used as ashtray's or head mounted on a wall.