Veterinarians race to save the life of a baby gorilla

It was a rare delivery at a zoo in England as veterinarians were forced to deliver a baby gorilla by C-Section.

Vets said they had to move fast once they realized the mother gorilla's life was in danger. C-Sections in gorillas are so rare that the vets had to call in a gynecologist from a nearby hospital to perform the operation.

The baby gorilla weighed just over two pounds and initially needed help to breathe. She eventually started breathing on her own.

*A warning that some may find the video below a bit graphic*

We're very excited to announce that a baby Western lowland gorilla has been born at the Zoo after an emergency caesarean procedure.The little one was born 11 days ago and was delivered by a rare, emergency caesarean procedure, as her mum Kera showed symptoms of potentially life-threatening pre-eclampsia. The baby needed help from vets before she was able to breathe independently, but is now doing well, being hand-reared round the clock by a small team of experienced gorilla keepers.You can read more about the baby here.