The German orangutan boom continues with 10-week-old baby Bulan at the Berlin Zoo. In these first glimpse pictures, five-time mother Bini proudly cradles her new baby boy and, apparently, enjoys munching on some hay.
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Critically endangered on their native Indonesian island of Sumatra, these incredible creatures must be protected. You can help by supporting organizations such as the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
We've had several orangutan births featured lately, and Germany is the next to carry the torch. Born November 24th to proud mom Daisy, Dresden Zoo's tiny new orangutan is a real charmer, already full of character and eager to please. Much like humans, mother orangutans often teach their young through play.
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Perth Zoo is calling on the community to take action in a campaign to mandate the labelling of palm oil on all food products. The call-to-action came today as a four-week-old critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan, made her debut. The as-yet-unnamed female orangutan was born at 10:40am on 20
October to 39-year-old mother, Puteri. The infant weighed just under 2
kg at birth.
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Two weeks ago we brought you pictures of baby Kali at the Kansas City Zoo. The little female orangutan had been abandoned by her mother but found a happy life with new surrogate mom "Jill." Today we check back in on baby Kali who is reportedly doing great.
Kalijon, a 5-month old baby orangutan, is now in the care of a foster mother at the Kansas City Zoo after five months of being nurtured around the clock by humans. Step mom Jill has proven to be a very attentive surrogate.
Life on White is a Belgian team that has photographed over 469 different animal species, all on white backgrounds. This week they photographed baby Menari, the new orangutan at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, and were kind enough to share the incredible photos. Enjoy.
Menari is the Audubon Zoo's first baby orangutan in 13 years and her name means "dance" in Indonesian
While these pictures were taken around the same time as the last round of Menari photos we brought you, we couldn't resist sharing this second set from the Audubon Zoo. Known for their remarkable intelligence, Sumatran Orangutans like Menari are critically endangered in their native habitat.
The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans welcomed an endangered Sumatran Orangutan, Menari, on June 10th. These photos taken last week give us a sneak peek of the baby in advance of his public debut. Native and endemic to Sumatra, Sumatran Orangutans are smaller and in fact more rare than Bornean Orangutans.