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Voice of America – English: Baby Gorilla Born at Boston Zoo

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A male baby gorilla was born in Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, October 14. It was the first gorilla born at the zoo. 

The little boy weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces after being delivered by Cesarean section following unexpected bleeding by his mother, Kiki.  

Vets said the procedure went “quickly and smoothly” and that 39-year-old Kiki was recovering well. 

Mother and baby were reunited after the birth, and bonding has proceeded smoothly, according to the zoo. 


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