Named Sayang, Indonesian for “darling,” the cute primate has stayed clutched to the chest of its mother Rosa since birth, making it impossible to determine if it's a boy or girl.
“The baby has light grey hair, which is a bit unusual for orangutan babies, but typical for Rosa's offspring,” said zoo director Manfred Niekisch in a statement this week.
Sayang is the fourth child of the 23-year-old orangutan female. Its father Charly has also been prolific over the past 50 years: he already has two great-grandchildren.
Orangutan babies normally nurse for the first year, however, they begin to eat solid foods after six months.
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The highly intelligent species of great ape are only found only in the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Their survival in the wild is considered endangered.