In February, it was announced the Mia Moja was pregnant and expected to give birth in May. Earlier this week, the baby was delivered three weeks early through an emergency cesarean section. Mia Moja was showing signs of unusual bleeding and the condition was believed to life-threatening. She died the following the morning.
A necropsy is scheduled to determine cause of death. The baby gorilla, Mia Moja’s third baby, is in critical condition, but considered stable.