Orangutan Mother, Infant Receive Bonding Time in San Diego Zoo’s Orangutan Outdoor Habitat

Beginning Wednesday, June 30, San Diego Zoo wildlife care specialists are giving Indah and her infant, Kaja, access to the orangutan habitat to help acclimate to the area. The pair have been spending time together in their indoor habitat, but this is the next step in preparing for them to join the troop.

These sessions will begin before the Zoo is open to guests. If Indah and Kaja choose to stay in the habitat after 9 a.m., they may be viewable to guests. Wildlife care specialists will continue to give Indah and Kaja access to the habitat for the next few weeks and will observe their behaviors.

Orangutan birth announcement, Jan. 2022:


ICYMI: Zoo Vienna Baby Orangutan Highlights

In case you missed it, Zoo Vienna welcomed the arrival of a baby Orangutan on June 19th. She has since been integrated into the troupe.

We are now sharing a compiled clip which features Zoo staff interviews and visual highlights. The infant has been named Kendari, after the Indonesian City.

Below are links to the raw videos we already released. This compilation is made from two shorter clips. The first part, announcing the birth, was translated by Franziska Graumann. The second, announcing baby‘s name, was translated by automated assistance.

Raw Birth Announcement Clip


Raw Naming Announcement Clip


Baby Orangutan Born At Dudley Zoo!

Keepers at Dudley Zoo and Castle (DZC) are overjoyed to announce the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan. 

Mum, Jazz, aged 30, has been proudly showing her newborn son to visitors over the last few days in the site’s newly-built £500,000 outdoor enclosure. 

Dad to the youngster, is 33-year-old Djimat, who arrived at DZC from Denmark in October last year as part of a European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) after being carefully genetically matched by studbook experts. 

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A Baby Orangutan Is Born At The Zoo

A new Bornean orangutan was born at the Barcelona Zoo in May. The baby is in perfect health and has already been seen clinging to its mother and breast feeding. This is the third daughter of Jawi, an orangutan also born at the Zoo twenty-five years ago, and Karl.

The new baby brings the number of orangutans in the Zoo complex to seven. This species is in critical danger of extinction in its natural habitat, owing to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra through the felling of trees and cultivation of palm oil.

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Orangutan Baby Girl Has A Name

The female orangutan born on June 19th at Schönbrunn Zoo has been named “Kendari”. After internal considerations, they finally decided together on the name of an Indonesian city. Indonesia is the original home of the orangutans, where these special animals have now been almost wiped out due to deforestation and illegal trade. “We are very happy that the young animal is developing so well and that we have found a name. Kendari is getting bigger and stronger every day. She is already raising her head and slowly starting to perceive her surroundings with wide eyes. Everything is always in the protective arms of mother animal Sari”, says animal keeper Sandra Keiblinger.


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It’s A Girl!

Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI are thrilled to announce the newest addition to their Zoo family; a critically endangered Bornean Orangutan! Chelsea’s baby arrived early Saturday morning, June 11, after a very smooth labor. Once the baby arrived, Chelsea immediately held it against her body, cleaned it, and she has been displaying all the maternal behaviors staff want to see at this stage. Infant orangutans are very small, usually only weighing about 3 pounds at birth, and are completely dependent on their mother for the first few years of their life. Chelsea has been doing such a good job of taking care of her baby, they didn’t immediately know the baby’s sex. Both Chelsea and the baby were doing well and sharing private bonding time together, behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Primate building.


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Birth Of Critically Endangered Orangutan!

Long awaited, finally here: Yesterday at 1.30 p.m. in Schönbrunn Zoo, a young orangutan was born in front of the eyes of the visitors. The last successful offspring of orangutans was almost 20 years ago. The Tiergarten team is very happy. “It is the first cub for 13-year-old Sari, who came to us from Dublin Zoo in 2020. She takes good care of her little one, who spends most of the day sleeping in her arms,” reports the responsible zoological curator, Folko Balfanz.


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Roux’s Outdoor Debut at Audubon Zoo

“Roux” Audubon Zoo’s critically endangered orangutan infant in his outdoor habitat with his mother, Menari. Born on Christmas Eve, Roux received months of around-the-clock care from animal care and veterinary staff. Thanks to Roux’s dedicated care team, he has been successfully reunited with his mother and the rest of the orangutan group.

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Sleepy Orangutan Baby Jolene Naps Outside With Mom

Young orangutans like Jolene, born April 13, 2022 at Oregon Zoo, are completely dependent on their moms for food and getting around during their first two years of life. The bond between an orangutan mom and her baby is one of the closest of any species.

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Baby Tokyo, Born Amidst Dramatic Circumstances Nearly A Year Ago, Now Thrives And Gains Her Independence

Tokyo the baby Sumatran Orangutan at Zoological Center Ramat Gan is already 11 months old.

Recently she gained the courage and ability to venture away from mom and explore her surroundings. She is carefully developing her skills and strength.

She’s also starting to try solid foods.

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