Meet Lily, The First SCZ Orangutan Born Through C-Section

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There's a new girl in town - meet Lily, the orangutan! 

Lilly was born at the Sedgwick County Zoo a few weeks ago, but her birth has been making national news due to the way she was born. 

Lily was the zoo's first c-section.

SCZ shared:

Come with us on an inside look at the delivery room on Sept. 7: When Daisy the orangutan began to show signs of labor, everything was progressing normally ... until it wasn’t. Contractions had stopped and Zoo staff began to notice too much blood. Daisy had experienced a placental abruption and Zoo staff called OB-GYNs Laura Whisler and Janna Chibry to help. There were a couple of very scary hours when we weren’t sure if either Daisy or her baby would survive. The emergency C-section saved both of their lives. Two-and-a-half weeks later, both Daisy and Lily are doing very well. Daisy is still healing and keepers are caring for Lily until Daisy is physically ready to take over. But Daisy’s history tells us that we may have a few more hurdles to jump over before we have a successful reunion ... We’ll bring you that story tomorrow.


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