According to report, A baby western lowland gorilla has been born at a British zoo through a rare caesarean.
After been assessed by the zoo’s vets, the caesarean was carried out by Prof David Cahill at St Michael’s hospital because its mum Kera suffered a life-threatening pre-eclampsia and it was feared that it and it’s unborn baby could die if she went through natural birth.
Prof Cahill, who has done 3,000 C-sections on humans, said: “Along with having my own children, this is probably one of the biggest achievements of my life and something I will certainly never forget.”
The baby gorilla who is now 11 days old is yet to be named.
It is the first time a gorilla has been born by caesarean at the zoo. There have only been a handful of gorilla births worldwide using the procedure.
Watch how it went down: