Vets save baby gorilla's life at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire


Vets at Twycross Zoo, in Leicestershire, said they saved the life of a baby gorilla after noticing he had become weak.

Okanda, a six month old lowland gorilla, is under 24-hour supervision at the zoo.

Sharon Redrobe, a vet at Twycross, said: "It was touch and go, we were quite worried. We stepped in just in the nick of time."

It is hoped Okanda can be reunited with his mother Ozala, in January.

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