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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rare C-Section Delivery of Baby Gorilla at San Diego Zoo (Video)

Pregnant 18-year-old Imani went into labor at the San Diego Zoo on Wednesday. When the veterinary staff realized that she was not progressing and the baby gorilla’s health could be at risk, they decided to perform a rare c-section on her. Though the park has done c-sections on other animals, this is the first time they have performed the surgery on a gorilla.
Baby Gorilla
 This was Imani’s first pregnancy. She was considered high risk because of her age, which is on the older side for having a first baby and because she only weighs 200 pounds, which is on the low side for a full-grown gorilla.

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