Bornean orangutans, a critically endangered species, give birth about every…

Batang gave birth to a male infant Bornean orangutan last night! Both he and his mom appear to be doing well. The Great Ape House is closed to give them time to bond.

Female Bornean Orangutan n her baby (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) in Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo_ Indonesia:

Female Bornean Orangutan n her baby (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) in Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo_ Indonesia

It is estimated that only 45,000-69,000 Bornean Orangutans remain. Learn how to help save the species here!

Bornean Orangutans Declared Critically Endangered

The orangutans (also spelled orang-utan, orangutang, or are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.

Bornean Orangutan

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Bornean orangutan female and infant hanging in tree - View amazing Bornean orangutan photos - Pongo pygmaeus - on ARKive

Bornean orangutan female and infant hanging in tree - View amazing Bornean orangutan photos - Pongo pygmaeus - on Arkive

5 April, Leicestershire: Maliku, a critically endangered Bornean orangutan, with her week-old baby at Twycross Zoo.

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Twycross, UKA critically-endangered Bornean orangutan Maliku with its week old baby at Twycross Zoo. The as-yet unnamed primate is the first great ape baby to be born at the zoo this year as part of a European-wide breeding programme

A new addition: Tuah, the five month-old Bornean orangutan looks on in the Great Ape Building at Utah's Hogle Zoo on Friday

Meet Tuah the 5-month-old orphan Orangutan

Tuah, the five month-old Bornean orangutan looks on in the Great Ape Building at Utah's Hogle Zoo Friday, April in Salt Lake City.

Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years, and the species' habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years.

Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than over the past 60 years, and the species' habitat has been reduced by at least over the past 20 years.

Bornean Orangutan -  A baby Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) named Aurora, with her adoptive mother, Cheyenne, a Bornean/Sumatran cross (Pongo pygmaeus x abelii), at the Houston Zoo.  CREDIT: Joel Sartore

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An endangered baby Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) named Aurora, with her adoptive mother, Cheyenne, a Bornean/Sumatran cross (Pongo pygmaeus x abelii) at the Houston Zoo.

Male Bornean orangutan

SOLITARY Most of the time, male orangutans lead solitary lives high up in the trees. Bornean adult male by Suzi Eszterhas.

Adult male Bornean orangutan in rainforest canopy in Indonesia

Adult male Bornean orangutan in rainforest canopy in Indonesia - endangered / WWF

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