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Baby gorilla critical with pneumonia after emergency caesarian section in San Diego Zoo

November 5, 2019

This baby gorilla, who was born last week
in San Diego Zoo, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. She has needed round-the-clock
care since she was born by an emergency C-section. So we’ve been working with the baby all weekend,
and after having several days of experience treating her, it’s pretty obvious that we’ve
been dealing with pneumonia. It probably occurred at about the time of birth, it’s not clear
if it occurred just prior to birth or immediately following birth but it’s definitely a pneumonia,
and there have been some, a lot of the conditions that we’ve been managing since then are related
to pneumonia. While the baby gorilla, who is yet to be named,
is very sick, her team of veterinarians remain optimistic about her recovery. The baby gorilla is in critical care, but
we’re optimistic that she will have a full recovery. In children, it usually takes about
7-10 days to recover from pneumonia, we’re at day six today, and the gorilla is making
progress. The baby gorilla’s mother, 18-year-old Imani,
is doing well and expected to make a full recovery following the emergency C-section.
She is now back in her familiar habitat, eating and interacting with other members of the


  • Reply Invincible for Truth March 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    The Royal Family will be off to visit the "royal baby" again. 🙂

  • Reply Cadaver2014 March 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    ugly little fucker

  • Reply Henok Bog March 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Does her mom has insurance?

  • Reply Mavrilon March 19, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Sending prayers for full recovery

  • Reply Beth Butler March 19, 2014 at 1:59 am

    it looks like a human baby! So cute!

  • Reply Roxanne Nelson March 19, 2014 at 4:16 am

    The little one is in good hands, and soon I'm sure, will be visiting with her Mom & family.

  • Reply variousiroiro March 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

    And Maury goes..patrick ewing..YOU ARE THE FATHER!!

  • Reply gdigger99 March 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Cute baby. I hope she makes a full recovery soon.

  • Reply pat tammerine March 19, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Awwww so cute

  • Reply Ichigo Bankai January 19, 2018 at 10:33 pm


  • Reply Rebecca Olivo June 21, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Get better SOON little one. 💋💋💋💋💋💋💔

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