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Bornean orangutan, Merah

Many babies born at the Zoo grow rapidly and soon become almost indistinguishable from their adult counterparts. Bornean orangutans, however, are an exception; mothers will look after their slowly developing offspring for up to eight years. Our Zoo had a significant birth in 2014 with Merah as there are fewer than 80 Bornean orangutans in North American zoos. Merah turned five this past October (2019) and is slowly but surely starting to mature into an adult orangutan. Notice her subtle growth in the slideshow above. She spends lots of time entertaining guests as she explores her habitat and will be sure to put on smile on your face within just a few minutes of visiting her.

Bornean orangutan facts:

  • The largest tree-dwelling mammal, and the only great ape living in Asia
  • Legs are relatively short and weak while the arms are long and powerful
  • Use leafy branches held over their heads or large leaves draped over their head and shoulders as protection from both rain and sun
  • Wild orangutans construct nests high in the trees for sleeping, which are usually only used once

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