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Woman Gives Birth at the Zoo -- Wild!

Courtesy of Rosamond Gifford Zoo

a Brooke Showell + Lesley Kennedy on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:13AM

Ever take a look around at home, with all the kids and the toys, and think, "Wow, what a zoo?" At least one mom got a wide-eyed view of a true animal house recently, when she gave birth at an actual zoo, right there next to the bear exhibit. The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y., reports the woman, 21, went into labor while on a tour at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and staff, including Liz Schmidt, the zoo education coordinator, who is trained as a first responder. Kids and grown-ups were interested in the impromptu exhibit, but were kept away, while the women delivered a baby girl, according to the newspaper. "It's certainly been a bumper crop at the zoo for babies. It's following suit with the human species," the appropriately named zoo director Ted Fox tells the Post-Standard. The zoo followed up with a stuffed animal-packed baby gift. 

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