An extremely rare baby orangutan has just been born at Chester Zoo.
The tiny Sumatran orangutan was delivered safely by mum Emma after an eight-and-a-half-month pregnancy.
Amazing film footage of baby orangutan
Amazing film footage taken by the zoo captured precious early moments, showing the new arrival clinging on tightly to its mum.
The baby is major success story for the acclaimed international breeding programme for the highly threatened species.
Sumatran orangutans are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with fewer than 6,500 estimated to be left in the wild, so every birth is important.
Sumatran orangutan facts
- The baby was born overnight on 17-18 December
- The new arrival is the fifth for mum Emma (age 30)
- The dad is named Puluh (30)
- It is too early for keepers to determine the gender of the new baby, so a name has not yet been chosen
Can you come up with a good name for the new baby? Comment below and let us know.
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