First look at Afia
A BABY gorilla born by emergency caesarean has ventured outside for the first time tucked in a sling worn by her keeper.
Afia, whose name means “Friday born child” in Ghanaian, made her debut outing on the island enclosure at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
The seven- week- old Western lowland gorilla is receiving 24hour care by a team of four keepers as her mother, Kera, has been critically ill.
She was delivered by emergency caesarean section in February after Kera showed signs of potentially life- threatening pre- eclampsia.
This was the first time a gorilla had been born by the procedure at Bristol Zoo and one of only a handful of instances of it happening worldwide.