Zoo reports bongo that gave birth by C-section has died

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A bongo who gave birth via cesarean section at the Virginia Zoo has died.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the zoo announced Monday that Jesi suffered complications from the C-section performed Dec. 26.

Jesi was one of two bongos to give birth that day. The zoo says the other bongo has taken on maternal care of Jesi's calf, a female named Charlie. Charlie is also being bottle-fed by staff.

At birth, Charlie weighed 48 pounds (22 kilograms) and stood around 2 feet (0.6 meters) tall. She's not yet on view at the zoo.



 
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