Chimpanzee at Queensland’s Rockhampton Zoo gives birth to second stillborn

A chimpanzee at Rockhampton Zoo has given birth to a stillborn baby for the second time.

Samantha the chimp underwent a caesarean section on Thursday afternoon after it was determined she required assistance with the birth.

The “difficult decision” was made by zoo staff who were working closely with veterinarians and a gynaecologist.

The baby boy did not survive.

“We are heartbroken to share the news with you that Samantha’s baby was delivered stillborn this afternoon,” the zoo said on Facebook.

Samantha the chimp while heavily pregnant this month. Credit: Rockhampton Zoo/Facebook

“Samantha remains sedated this afternoon and her welfare is our highest priority.

“Our thoughts are with Samantha, the chimp troop, our staff and our…

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