Video captures baby gorilla's reunion with mom

A baby gorilla suffering from pneumonia is seen in San Diego, California, in this March 13, 2014...

A baby gorilla suffering from pneumonia is seen in San Diego, California, in this March 13, 2014 handout photo courtesy of the San Diego Zoo. (REUTERS/San Diego Zoo/Handout via Reuters)

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A baby gorilla was introduced to its mother for the first time at the San Diego Zoo following a bout of pneumonia.

The female gorilla was born by Caesarean section on March 13 and has since been treated for pneumonia and a collapsed lung.

On March 24, the yet unnamed gorilla was deemed healthy enough to meet its mother – an 18-year-old western lowland gorilla named Imani.

Zoo staff captured the heart-warming reunion on video, which was posted to YouTube.

- With files from Reuters


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