A Baby Orangutan ~> SWEET! November 3, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Nature.
Babies are cute and often a cause for celebration. No matter the species.
For the first time in 25 years, primate staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are celebrating the birth of a male Bornean orangutan. He was born at 8:52 p.m. Sept. 12. Both 19 years old, female Batang and male Kyle bred in January . . .
Animal care staff have observed Batang nursing the infant who has been clinging closely to his mother, and they are cautiously optimistic that the newborn will thrive.
The Great Ape House will remain closed to provide Batang a quiet space to bond with her infant.
To read more and see some precious shots of Batang’s baby boy:
Aah . . . that’s better!