A baby gorilla who was diagnosed with pneumonia
last week is said to be ‘doing great’ as her health begins to improve. The little one has
been treated for the illness, as well as having one of her lungs reinflated after it collapsed. She has now improved enough to begin drinking
baby formula from bottles and can now breathe on her own. The baby gorilla is recovering from pneumonia
and she’s doing great this morning. All her vital signs are normal and she looks fantastic.
She’s really doing well on the formula. She’s getting a lot of calories now, and you can
see that she changes every day. She’s developing normally and very rapidly. The baby girl, who is yet to be named, was
delivered by emergency C-section on March 13 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, after mum
Imani went into labour but was unable to complete the delivery. Imani has now recovered from her C-section
and is back hanging out with the rest of the park’s gorillas. Once the baby gorilla is healthy enough, zoo
staff hope to reunite Imani with her little girl.