Monday, May 23, 2005
Cataract op gorilla gives birth
A gorilla who underwent a cataract operation after it was born blind, has given birth to a baby it was announced on Monday.
Romina, a rare Western lowland gorilla, who has had two operations to restore her sight was the first adult gorilla to undergo such treatment in Europe.
Keepers at Bristol Zoo say the new baby, who weighed in at about two pounds, is doing well.
Keeper Melanie Gage said: "The baby is beautiful. This is fantastic news."
They said they would have to wait several days before Romina, 25, will allow them close enough to determine the baby's sex.
Posted by C. at 2:12 PM