MEDIA

Medical team called in to save baby gorilla after traumatic birth at Mogo Wildlife Park

A team of neonatal caregivers on the New South Wales South Coast has taken time out from treating human patients to save the life of a baby gorilla born 10 days ago at the Mogo Wildlife Park

Broulee GP Lisa Hyde said that it was "the experience of a lifetime" to help care for the infant after she received the call for help last Sunday.

"It was excitement, disbelief and sadness that the little fella was in that situation," she said.

"But after a few minutes we sort of kicked into gear and went, 'we'll do this how we normally do, run it how we would normally run it'."

Zookeeper Chad Staples said the baby boy and his mum were stable after surviving a traumatic first few days.

"It's been very emotional. He's such an amazing, beautiful little creature," he said.


COURTESY OF ABC South East NSW

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