Friday, April 02, 2010

Baby Gorilla Loses Part Of Leg After Altercation

gorilla injuredThe Louisville Zoo's 2-month-old baby gorilla suffered an injury on Thursday after a physical encounter with her father.

The incident resulted in the loss of part of the baby's left leg.

The zoo's veterinary staff worked Thursday afternoon to stabilize the infant.

To learn more from this unusual occurrence, the zoo has conferred with one of the continent's leading gorilla experts.

Zoo officials said it will be difficult to identify the reason behind the incident.

The baby gorilla, mom Mia Moja and father Mshindi have all been sharing the same space since the baby was born.

Full story here.
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