A star is born!
At 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 13, Imani, an 18 year-old Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, gave birth to a baby girl via emergency C-Section. Neonatologist Dawn Reeves of UC San Diego Health System was on hand to aid the team with this very special delivery.
Pictured above are Dr. Reeves and Caitlin Forrest, one of our NICU nurses, with Imani’s baby very soon after her birth.
This little baby melted the hearts of all who cared for her and, despite a few early complications, Imani has successfully reunited with her baby and introduced her to the troop.
A happy ending, indeed!