“For the first time in 25 years, we’re making room for an endangered Bornean orangutan baby!”

orangutan baby
via Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From the National Zoo:

“For the first time in 25 years, we’re making room for an endangered Bornean orangutan baby! The 19-year-old parents to be, female Batang and male Kyle, bred in January. Batang is not due until mid-September, but keepers are already acclimating Batang to the experiences of motherhood and training her to care for an infant.

We announced Batang’s pregnancy through a Facebook Live broadcast of her ultrasound.”

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