Rare Gorilla Caesarean Birth Captured On Video

By Anna Almendrala

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park released video of a rare gorilla caesarean birth from Wednesday, and footage of the newborn baby is mesmerizing.

Squeamish viewers don’t need to worry about pressing play; the video shows 18-year-old mother Imani hooked up to some kind of anesthesia, as well as her round belly, but it doesn’t show any surgery.

Instead, the footage goes straight to the tiny newborn gorilla as veterinarians clean, swaddle and measure the infant, just as they would a human baby born via caesarean. They even put a little knitted hat on her head.

Imani’s labor and surgery was monitored …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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