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A baby gorilla born by emergency C-section last Wednesday is now struggling to combat pneumonia at the San Diego Zoo. Zoo officials believe the gorilla may have contracted it during birth, as reported by ABC News. The female baby, not yet named, was born to first time 18-year-old mother Imani. She is now under round-the-clock care of zoo veterinarians and human neonatal specialists. "We've been working with the baby all weekend and after having several days of experience treating her, it's pretty obvious that we've been dealing with pneumonia," said Nadine Lamberski, associate director of veterinary services at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The rare emergency surgery was performed...

The Toronto Zoo used its YouTube channel to announce the name of its newest polar bear cub. More than 14,000 zoo fans entered a "Name the Cub" contest to choose the bear's moniker. The options were Humphrey, James, Lorek, Orson, Searik and Stirling. Now the results are in, and the cub is nameless no more. But if you want to know what his name is, you'll have to watch this video. OK, we'll give you a hint: It's not Searik....

A litter of four lion cubs arrived over the weekend at the National Zoo. Shera, a 9-year-old African lion, gave birth over seven hours as staff from the zoo watched over a closed-circuit webcam. The zoo reports the cubs are all healthy and nursing, moving and vocalizing well. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-389571{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-389571, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-389571{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} The four cubs join two more born in January to Shera's sister Naba (you can see her cubs via the zoo's Lion Cam.) RELATED: Lions Captured in the Wild by 'BeetleCams' "Shera successfully raised her...