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Say Hi to Bristol Zoo's Caesarean Delivered Baby Lowland Gorilla

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 05:33 AM
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The operation while not unique is rare and is believed to be the first successful gorilla C-section in the UK , it was performed after staff at the Zoo noticed the mother was showing signs of pre-eclampsia , worried that the baby may be lost they decided to perform the Caesarean section.

The operation was conducted by gynaecologist Professor David Cahill who has carried out many such operations on Humans but this was his first gorilla C-section , afterwards he said ....

"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."
www.bbc.co.uk...


Welcome to the world baby girl gorilla , you are a good news story in a time of strife .

Here's a video of the Zoo's new arrival , starting with her entrance (for the squeamish watch after .14) followed by the efforts of the staff to get her breathing and finally by the end result , a beautiful and rare baby Western lowland gorilla.




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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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Welcome to the world baby girl gorilla , you are a good news story in a time of strife .


Welcome to prison baby gorilla, enjoy life trapped in a zoo, you poor thing



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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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.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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daaaawwwwwwwww!!!!

What a cute little gorilla!



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 06:54 AM
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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.



good pint made, did not realise it was for endangered species. In that case it makes more sense.



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