“This baby orangutan gives us special reason to be joyful.” said Dr. Rob Shumaker, executive vice president and zoo director. “We are thrilled for the many visitors who will care more deeply for orangutans and their conservation by watching the baby grow, learn and thrive. Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered in the wild with only thousands left.”
Sirih will spend the next seven-to-10 years bringing up the baby.