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Orangutan baby born a star at Frankfurt Zoo

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Orangutan baby born a star at Frankfurt Zoo
Photo: DPA
07:50 CET+01:00
A three-week-old orangutan baby has become the newest star at the Frankfurt Zoo.

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.

Click here to see more pictures of Sayang

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.

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.

DPA/The Local/mry

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