Back of 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. View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Source Comments acyl 8 years Awwww, that is such good news! It's sad to think these animals may not exist outside zoos much longer! runnergeek 8 years she's so precious! ahappierdiane 8 years Monkeys, apes, orangutans....they amaze me!