By Chris Kidd • 01 November 2020 • 8:40
Adorable baby gorilla born by C-section in Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo.
Mother Kiki gave birth to the beautiful baby boy on October 14 by C-section when 39-year-old Kiki struggled during delivery however it has been confirmed that the pair are currently bonding behind the scenes.
As yet, the youngster is unnamed, but he is said to weight 6lbs 3oz at birth.
Sharing a video on Facebook, the zoo said: “Special Delivery! 6 pounds, 3 ounces of pure sweetness joined our western lowland gorilla troop on October 14.”
“This baby boy is the first ever male gorilla born at Franklin Park Zoo, and he was delivered via Cesarean section due to complications late in Kiki’s pregnancy.”
“We’re happy to report that mom and baby are both doing well and bonding behind the scenes while they continue to be closely monitored and cared for by our dedicated team. Each new birth is reason to celebrate, providing hope for the future of this critically endangered species.”
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