Gorilla is Born by Caesarean Section – level 3

05-04-2018 15:00

A baby gorilla girl became the first gorilla to successfully be born by emergency caesarean in the UK, after her mother Ciara was diagnosed with life-threatening pre-eclampsia.

The as-yet-unnamed baby weighed in at just over a kilo at birth, and although she needed help from vets so she could breathe independently, now she is doing well and is even showing signs of personality.

A zookeeper in the zoo said that she was quite a strong, bold and gregarious character. She was very forthright like her mother, let keepers know when she was awake or when she was ready for a feed.

People believe that this birth was the second or third time that a baby gorilla has been born by caesarean section in the UK, but the first time that the infant actually survived. A human gynaecologist carried out the caesarean and said that there is not as much difference between a human and gorilla caesarean as people might think.

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Difficult words: caesarean (section) (opening the mother’s abdomen and taking out the baby), pre-eclampsia (a condition in pregnancy characterised by high blood pressure), bold (not afraid of taking risk), gregarious (sociable), forthright (direct and outspoken), gynaecologist (a doctor who specialises in helping women).

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