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The Scoop: Rare Bornean Orangutan Born at Brookfield Zoo
The Scoop: Rare Bornean Orangutan Born at Brookfield Zoo

Finally, I've found an endangered animal recently born at a US zoo! This baby girl entered the world on Oct. 6 at Illinois's Brookfield Zoo to proud mama, Sophia, a 27-year-old Bornean Orangutan seen here cuddling the lil one.

Orangutans are the only great apes from Asia Along with these animals native to Borneo, there's a closely related species from the nearby island of Sumatra. Their diet is made up of 60 percent fruit and other plant parts. In fact, I think I see mama munching on a flower – decide for yourself in the pictures below.

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acyl
acyl
Awwww, that is such good news! It's sad to think these animals may not exist outside zoos much longer!
runnergeek
runnergeek
she's so precious!
ahappierdiane
ahappierdiane
Monkeys, apes, orangutans....they amaze me!
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