Human baby born at zoo

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April 26, 2017
Drea Hubbard is held by her father, Justin Hubbard. (Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
Justin Hubbard, left, hands his newborn baby, Drea Hubbard, to his wife, Kymica Hubbard, during a news conference. (Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
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OMAHA, Nebraska (AP):

A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labour early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo.

Drea Hubbard was born Sunday at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, weighing five pounds five ounces.

Her mother, 24-year-old Kymica Hubbard, says the birth took about two minutes from when her water broke.

Hubbard was so taken by surprise that she was still standing when Drea's head appeared. Her husband, Justin, caught the child and wrapped her in a sweater as other zoo visitors gathered around.

The zoo's nurse, Krystal Hartmann, says Drea is the first human baby she's seen delivered at the facility.

While Kymica Hubbard says she never thought she would have a baby in public, her husband said he "wouldn't trade the experience for the world".