Baby Gorilla Born Via C-Section Has Pneumonia

San Diego Zoo’s baby gorilla that was born via c-section last week has contracted pneumonia.

1. The daughter of Imani, the 18-year-old gorilla that gave birth last week, has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

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2. The unnamed baby has been under constant veterinary care since being born late last week.


3. Veterinarian Nadine Lamberski, who has worked with her all weekend, said the gorilla probably contracted the disease during last week’s birth, when she was treated for a collapsed lung.

4. San Diego Zoo has been providing updates on her condition through Twitter.

6. They also posted this Youtube with the caption, “More #adorable video of our brave little #gorilla girl.”

7. “The baby gorilla is in critical care, but we’re optimistic she will have a full recovery,” said Lamberski.

San Diego Zoo / Via Flickr: sdzooglobal

Get well soon, little baby gorilla.

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