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.