Bongo who gave birth via C-section at Virginia Zoo dies
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A bongo who gave birth via cesarean section at the Virginia Zoo has died.
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.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com