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Baby Gorilla Born Via C-Section Has Pneumonia

San Diego Zoo's baby gorilla that was born via c-section last week has contracted pneumonia.

Posted on March 18, 2014, at 11:57 a.m. ET

The daughter of Imani, the 18-year-old gorilla that gave birth last week, has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

San Diego Zoo Global

The unnamed baby has been under constant veterinary care since being born late last week.

Veterinarian Nadine Lamberski, who has worked with her all weekend, said the gorilla probably contracted the disease during last week's birth, when she was treated for a collapsed lung.

San Diego Zoo has been providing updates on her condition through Twitter.

She's a fighter. http://t.co/CMSLbnVyOx

Our thoughts are with Imani, her baby girl, & the dedicated staff at the @sdzsafaripark. Get well soon!

San Diego Zoo@sandiegozoo

Our thoughts are with Imani, her baby girl, & the dedicated staff at the @sdzsafaripark. Get well soon!

04:54 PM - 14 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

They also posted this Youtube with the caption, "More #adorable video of our brave little #gorilla girl."

View this video on YouTube

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"The baby gorilla is in critical care, but we're optimistic she will have a full recovery," said Lamberski.

Get well soon, little baby gorilla.
San Diego Zoo / Via Flickr: sdzooglobal

Get well soon, little baby gorilla.

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