The world of entertainment was stunned last night at the news that the wife of iconic naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough has given birth to a 7lb 5oz Sumatran Gibbon in The Chelsea And Westminster Hospital in West London.
It is thought that the infant was conceived shortly after Attenborough, 97, had returned from a trip to the forests of Western Indonesia where he was making a BBC documentary about the primates native to the area. The couple were said to be "absolutely thrilled" by their new arrival and will be holding a photoshoot for the media in a few days time.
Professor George Atkinson, Head Of Paediatrics at the hospital, gave a brief statement to reporters last night. "Mother and baby are both doing well although we've had to place the infant in a sealed incubator to stop it from climbing up the curtains"
Although extremely rare, this type of vocation influenced birth is not entirely unheard of. In 1995 the wife of rock star Bono gave birth to a baby wearing sunglasses and with "Twat" written on it's forehead, while in 2001 the topless model Katy Price's infant was born with plastic breasts and had to undergo complicated surgery to enable it to close its legs.