SAN DIEGO - The veterinary staff at the San Diego Zoo had to perform a rare emergency c-section on one of the animals.
An 18-year-old gorilla gave birth via caesarian-section Wednesday night.
It's a rare procedure for a gorilla. San Diego Zoo had several outside consultants on the emergency surgery, including human neonatal specialists at UCSD Medical Center.
The baby gorilla weighed just over 4 ½ pounds. It had some complications, so the baby is being held in intensive care at the veterinary hospital receiving oxygen and fluids.