A male Sumatran Orangutan infant born at Zoo Atlanta on January 10 came into the world in an unusual way: he was delivered by Caesarean section with the help of human obstetricians, neonatologists, and veterinary anesthesiologists. This Caesarian section is one of only three to be performed on Sumatran Orangutans in recent years.
Zoo Atlanta’s animal care staff planned for this important delivery for months. The baby’s 16-year-old mother, Blaze, is a small-bodied female, and she had a previous infant who did not survive the birth process, possibly due to Blaze’s small size. (read the rest, see more photos and video at the link below)