LOOK – The Cutest Baby, An Orangutan, Was Just Born at the Denver Zoo

By Shawn Patrick on August 30, 2023
Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

I’ve said it before, all baby animals are adorable in their own way, but I may have just found a new favorite… A baby orangutan was just born at Denver Zoo, and it is the cutest thing ever!! 

Sunday night Eirina, a Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to her newborn. 

Sumatran orangutans are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because of the loss of their habitat, illegal hunting and black-market pet trade.

This newborn marks the first of Eirina’s offspring since she received a breeding recommendation as part of the Sumatran Orangutan Species Survival Plan.

The zoo’s animal care and health teams report that the gender of the baby is believed to be female and the name is yet to be determined.

On Aug. 27, the zoo reported both mom and baby were healthy and living in the Great Apes habitat in Primate Panorama. Eirina and her baby can be seen bonding in their habitat starting today (August 30th). 

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