Imani’s Newborn~

Meet some of my relatives 😀

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Imani is a 18 year old lowland gorilla at the San Diego Safari (Wild Animal) Park and this is her newborn baby delivered on March 12, 2014. (Please click to enlarge).

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This is the 17th gorilla born at the Park. The baby was delivered by cesarean section and born with a collapsed lung and severe pneumonia. The neonate had surgery at birth, was treated for the pneumonia, and reunited with her mother at age 12 days.
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Mama Imani has basically not put the baby down since the reunification.
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Gorillas are such good mamas and could teach humans a thing or three about maternal child bonding.
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The baby’s head lolls when it falls asleep. Mama is always holding baby’s hand as you can see in these pics.
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Mama Imani was also a surrogate mother to Frank, now a five year old gorilla. She is still quite attached to Frank. All the…

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12 thoughts on “Imani’s Newborn~

  1. I had no idea they were related to you!
    I should have mentioned you when I saw the photos for the first time!
    Cindy might have told me!
    😀

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