Woman gives birth at zoo
With the help of zookeepers, the woman was able to safely have her baby girl
The News Tribe
NEW YORK — A woman gave birth on a wildlife path at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse on Friday, delivering her baby girl with the help of zookeepers not far from the bear exhibit.
Zoo educator Liz Schmidt tells The Post-Standard that she rushed over from the reindeer pen to find the 21-year-old woman pushing out the baby, Associated Press reports. Other zoo workers arrived with blankets to keep mom and baby warm.
The zoo's elephant expert herded away curious zoo patrons.
An ambulance soon arrived to take the newborn to a hospital. Zoo Director Ted Fox says the zoo plans to send a gift to the family.
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