A small gorilla was born in the Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla
Philadelphia Zoo welcomed a new addition to the family: a western lowland gorilla baby born to Kira, the Zoo’s 17-year-old female and 32-year old silverback, Motuba, on Friday, June 2nd. After prolonged labor, human doctors were called to aid zoo veterinarians and perform an assisted delivery with forceps. Learn more about the expert team of doctors and this extraordinary delivery. Http://bit.ly/pzgorillababy
Posted by Philadelphia Zoo on Dienstag, 6. Juni 2017
17-year-old Cyrus, a western lowland gorilla, from the Philadelphia Zoo gave birth to her first baby.
The baby was born very humanly. Kira started fights on Thursday and lasted 24 hours, because she had to do anesthesia, and a team of doctors assisted the gorilla in childbirth.
Kire had to work hard.
“Our veterinary team had a plan that presupposed such a scenario – and in this case this plan and the skills of our team enabled Cyrus to deliver the boy safely,” says Andy Baker, director of the zoo.
Yes, this is a small boy weighing 2 kg 220 grams
Now the son of Kira is still called simply “the little boy a gorilla”, since they have not yet decided on a name for him.
This is Kira’s first-born, and her 32-year-old partner Motuba already has three offspring. By the way, the western flat gorilla is considered to be a threatened species.
Consequently, the birth of small gorillas is a special event.
A staff of the zoo captured the newborn in a series of lovely photos.
Welcome to the world, baby!