Baby Gorilla Reunites With Mother

After an emergency C-section, a baby gorilla reunites with mother in San Diego Zoo.
3:00 | 03/23/14

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stunning progress report. The newborn gorilla we showed you a week ago. She and her mother both saved. About to meet each other. It was last weekend here, we showed you the remarkable images from inside a kind of maternity ward you rarely see. A baby gorilla just days old, after an emergency c-section. Doctors had to jump in to try to save both lives. The baby, and the mother. Well tonight here, one week later, some incredible baby steps. Right there, the baby girl sucking her thumb, drinking from her bottle and the veterinarians at the zoo tell us she's growing fast. She's much more alert and aware. Look at her holding her head up right now. Reporter: After a little burping, they tell us she's got quite a grip, holding on tight. She's got a lot more hair and we think that she's really doing well on the formula. She's getting a lot of calories now and you can see that she changes every day and she's developing normally and very rapidly. Reporter: The baby gorilla is now off her oxygen, breathing on her own and ready for one more step. And it's a major one. They carry her outdoors across the lot and inside to meet her mother. They carefully hold her, carrying her right up to the cage. They call it a visual introduction. Mom looking at baby, baby looking at mom. The zoo telling us tonight eventually they'll be together again. But already that baby on her way. Baby's much happier. She has a lot more freedom now. So, I think she's feeling good. Reporter: Tonight, they tell us she's now living in a little nursery not far from her mother's cage. And before that reunion with her mother comes, another bond already formed between a baby and the team by her side every step of the way. Holding onto her human family

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