Prague Zoo welcomes baby orangutan

Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 13:25:43-05

Prague Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby orangutan.

The baby made its first appearance at the zoo Thursday, two days after it was born.

The mother was seen holding its baby in her arms while eating and resting in its indoor enclosure.

Zookeepers said the experienced mother has been taking good care of her baby, who successfully started drinking milk.

According to the zoo director, the baby is invaluable from a genetical perspective as it is the only great-grandchild of an orangutan imported to the zoo from forests in Sumatra.

He said the baby orangutan might be the most precious of its kind in Europe.