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Baby orangutan born at Little Rock Zoo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Zoo says a Northwest Bornean orangutan has given birth to her first baby. Zoo spokesman Lamor Williams says Wednesday t...
Little Rock Baby Orangutan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Zoo says aNorthwest Bornean orangutan has given birth to her first baby.

Zoo spokesman Lamor Williams says Wednesday that motherBerani delivered the baby on July 28. The baby, which is not yet named, is thefifth born to Bandar, the father.

Williams says the baby is part of the Orangutan SpeciesSurvival Plan, which manages orangutans in Association of Zoos and Aquariumsaccredited zoos.

The World Wildlife Fund lists Bornean orangutans ascritically endangered, one step below extinct in the wild. According to theWWF, their populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years.

The Little Rock Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby female Northwest Bornean orangutan born to mother Berani…

Posted by Little Rock Zoo on Wednesday, July 31, 2019