Rare Ape Baby Born in Risky Delivery

Mom Josie cuddles her fourth baby, GoJo, at the Lowry Park Zoo.
Mom Josie cuddles her fourth baby, GoJo, at the Lowry Park Zoo.

An endangered Bornean orangutan was born at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo on Dec. 21 after a challenging delivery. Veterinarians were standing by as 30-year-old mom Josie gave birth to her fourth baby, who was in the breech position. “Josie did an amazing job with the delivery under difficult circumstances, and she cleared the baby’s airway herself immediately after birth,” said Dr. Ray Ball, the zoo’s director of medical sciences. The newborn has been named GoJo, which is a combination of the names of his mother, Josie, and father, Goyang. GoJo is doing well resting, nursing and snuggling with his mom. — Read it at Zooborns

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