Auckland Zoo has announced the birth of a baby Bornean orang-utan to second-time parents Melur and Charlie, RNZ reveals. The baby’s sex is yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile, the Zoo says 33-year-old Melur has stepped up to the plate of motherhood with great success. “This birth has been hugely anticipated by Zoo whānau, particularly with the loss of elderly orang-utan Wanita recently,” said deputy curator of mammals Amy Robbins.

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