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C-Section Delivery For Baby Gorilla

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By Paul Johnson

San Diego, California (CNN) - The veterinary staff at the San Diego zoo had to perform a rare emergency c-section on one of the animals.
An 18-year-old gorilla gave birth via caesarian-section, Wednesday night.
It's a rare procedure for a gorilla.
San Diego zoo had several outside consultants on the emergency surgery, including human neonatal specialists at UCSD medical center.
The baby gorilla weighed just over four-and-a-half pounds.
It had some complications, so the baby is being held in intensive care at the veterinary hospital receiving oxygen and fluids.


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