Veterinarians conducted a successful emergency C-section after female gorilla Imani was showing signs of distress while giving birth to her first infant, Joanne. After a long and difficult labor, Joanne was having trouble breathing because she had a collapsed lung and pneumonia. The fragile infant stayed at the veterinary hospital for treatment and round-the-clock care, and the veterinarians were hopeful about her recovery. Twelve days after being born, Joanne was strong enough to reunite with Imani, who quickly resumed her role as mother.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SAFARIS AND PROGRAMS
A milestone anniversary calls for a big celebration! Don’t miss the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary special safaris and programs—you’ll see the park in a whole new way with these exclusive experiences. Come celebrate with us as we enter our second half-century, and make memories that will last a lifetime!