WJTV News Channel 12 - Newborn gorilla dies at North Carolina Zoo

Newborn gorilla dies at North Carolina Zoo

Posted: Updated:
N.C. Zoo Chief Veterinarian Dr. Mike Loomis said all the physical signs and examinations over the first three days indicated the newborn was healthy. N.C. Zoo Chief Veterinarian Dr. Mike Loomis said all the physical signs and examinations over the first three days indicated the newborn was healthy.
ASHEBORO, N.C. -

Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say a baby gorilla born there last weekend has died.
    
Zoo officials confirmed that the gorilla died early Wednesday morning. A statement on the zoo's webpage says while the cause of death isn't known, zoo staff believes Acacia may have inadvertently rolled over on the infant in her sleep. The baby's death was discovered during a routine check by a staff member. The baby was still in its mother's arms.
    
The statement said the unnamed male was delivered by caesarean section on Sunday. It was Acacia's first baby.
    
N.C. Zoo Chief Veterinarian Dr. Mike Loomis said all the physical signs and examinations over the first three days indicated the newborn was healthy.
    
Two male gorillas born at the zoo last August remain on exhibit.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Wilson community holds vigil for slain 7-year-old boy

    Wilson community holds vigil for slain 7-year-old boy

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:58 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:58:46 GMT
    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home.
    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home.
  • 2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

    2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:00:14 GMT
    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
  • Stolen dinosaur replica returned to Raleigh museum

    Stolen dinosaur replica returned to Raleigh museum

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:13:16 GMT
    A model of a baby dinosaur that was stolen from the Museum of Natural Sciences has been returned to the museum, officials said at a news conference Monday.
    A model of a baby dinosaur that was stolen from the Museum of Natural Sciences has been returned to the museum, officials said at a news conference Monday.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.