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Il guardiano dello zoo australiano sviluppa un legame unico con Kaius il gorilla neonato dopo un parto travagliato

baby gorilla kaius

baby gorilla kaius

Foto: Zookeeper Chad/Facebook

An Australian zookeeper is forging an unlikely bond with a baby gorilla who was shunned by his family at birth.

When Kaius was born at Mogo Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia last month, suo padre, Kisane, unexpectedly took him away from his mother, Kipenzi, during a vital bonding and feeding time. The tiny infant gorilla then developed sepsis pneumonia and nearly died.

The problems first arose when Kipenzi was taken for surgery to treat a retained placenta and dad Kisane decided to remove the infant gorilla from the area, head zookeeper Chad Staples revealed on Facebook.

He was very gentle and caring with it, very attentive when it would make noises but would not return it,” Staples wrote. “We will never understand why he intervened like this, he may have known something was still not right with Kipenzi or he may have just wanted the baby to himself, regardless this was not the paternal role we needed from him.

baby gorilla kaius

baby gorilla kaius

Zookeeper Chad/Facebook

When zookeepers were finally able to retrieve the infant and return him back to his mother, Kipenzi was no longer interested in nurturing her young offspring.

Unfortunately there is no interest shown whatsoever from mum as we watched in from the cameras,” Staples said. “We left as long as possible without further causing distress or harm. When the decision was made to retrieve him we were presented with challenge number 3 as his demeanor and color had changed. Over the next few hours, he began to crash.

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A questo punto, Staples took it upon himself to make Kaius’s care hisabsolute focus.

Over the course of the next few weeks, “Zookeeper Chadbegan caring for the gorilla as its mother would, even using skin-to-skin contact as a means to soothe the newborn.

Right now a lot of his care mimics the exact care you would give a human baby with all of his nutritional requirements, his hygiene and medical care but also in some ways most importantly his emotional care and development,” Staples wrote on Nov. 11. “Kaius needs to know he is loved and protected just like a baby and please know I am providing this now around the clock.

baby gorilla kaius

baby gorilla kaius

Zookeeper Chad/Facebook

Lui continuò, “Thankfully I had built so much trust with the gorilla family prior to this that they truly can see and understand what I am doing with him and still see him still as some part of their family.

Thanks to Staplescare little Kaius is now making big strides and will be reacquainted with his biological family as he continues to grow.

Our little Kaius has broken the 3kg [di 6.61 libbre] mark now and put on just over a kilo since birth,” said Staples in a Facebook update. “He is just so bright and full of life… he even drinks so quickly sometimes he gives himself the cutest hiccups.