Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Gorilla Stillborn At NC Zoo

Anticipation over the first gorilla birth at the North Carolina Zoo in 22 years turned to sadness Thursday morning as zoo keepers discovered that a pregnant gorilla had delivered a stillborn baby.

The baby gorilla was expected to be born sometime between July 23 and Aug. 27. It was discovered by zookeepers that Jamani, the mother, had delivered overnight.

Jamani was allowed to keep the baby "until she made peace with what had happened and abandoned it," said curator Ken Reininger.

Full story here.

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