The baby western lowland gorilla was born to mom, 17-year-old Kira and the zoo's 32-year-old silverback male, Motuba.
Kira went into labor last Friday, but began struggling. By Saturday zoo veterinarians rushed in ob/gyns from Jefferson Hospital, who normally deliver humans.
They used forceps and snipped the mother to safely deliver an adorable baby gorilla after 1 1/2 hours.
Mom got to nurse her baby and snuggle with the newborn when it was all over.
One photo of the little baby with a smile says it all. Very sweet!
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