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Baby gorilla born at US zoo

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The first baby gorilla to be born at San Francisco Zoo in a decade is being tended by veterinary staff.

Mother Monifa gave birth to the male on Monday but left the gorilla unattended, and avoided eye contact.

A veterinary team has stepped in to ensure the young gorilla, which is yet to be named, receives all the care he needs.

First broadcast 11th December 2008

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