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VIDEO: Bristol Zoo cares for its new baby gorilla

Bristol Zoo has released some charming footage of its new baby gorilla being looked after by her keeper.

Pictures courtesy Bristol Zoo Gardens

The baby girl weighed in at 2 lbs 10 oz and is thought to be the only gorilla surviving a C-section in the UK.

The little one has been separated from her mother Kena while she recovers from the procedure.

Find out more about the youngster - and her difficult birth, aided by a gynaecologist from St Michael's Hospital.


The animals went in two by two - Bristol Zoo conducts annual census

It's a little bit more than the animals going in two by two as staff at Bristol Zoo are conducted their annual census.

The aim is to checking the population and make sure their information boards are accurate. It also helps to see if their breeding programmes are successful.

There are more than 400 species at the zoo and keepers say the population is growing because of successful breeding programmes.

Kylie spoke to Sarah Little from Bristol Zoo and asked her why they do it.

Bristol Zoo's baby pygmy hippo dies at just 5 weeks old

Keepers at the zoo are said to be devastated by the loss of the little one, who hadn't been named yet. Credit: ITV West Country
Nuzzling mum. Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol Zoo's newest, cutest arrival - an endangered baby pygmy hippo - has sadly died at just five weeks old.

Bristolians and keepers at the zoo were thrilled when the gorgeous youngster joined proud mum Sirana and dad Nato in the zoo's Hippo House last month. The baby, who had yet to be named, enjoyed paddling in the heated pool and nuzzling its mum.

The team at the zoo tried hard to save the little one's life when it became ill on Wednesday night, and say they are devastated by the loss.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our baby pygmy hippo. The five week old calf became ill overnight on Wednesday and was being treated by our vet team. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the youngster passed away yesterday. This is a very upsetting time for our keepers and we know you will all share in our sadness."

– Bristol Zoo
Maternal instincts: Sirana was very protective of her baby. Credit: ITV West Country

WATCH: Baby plays with proud mum Sirana in the zoo's heated pool.

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