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🐵❤️ Bornean orangutan infant Redd will celebrate his second birthday Sept. 12! Since our last update in February, he has hit some major milestones. He has even started traveling sections of the O-Line independently from time to time! Get the latest scoop on this playful primate from animal keeper Erin Stromberg. PHOTOS & VIDEOS: https://s.si.edu/2voGALL. #OrangutanStory


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Yup your eyes are not deceiving you they are palm trees literally as far as the eye can see. This used to be rain forest! All those thousands of miles of rainforest were cut for palm oil which goes into a lot of the food we eat today. There’s many issues with this but orangutan’s are loosing their homes and now there aren’t many left!


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I’m trying not to crop my portrait captures as much so I’m using a simple layout app. I’m also electing to use colored borders instead of just plain white. What do you think?
This is 16 day old Sofie with mom, Dara, at the Virginia Zoo. No lie, I had to do a bit of editing because of the thick, dingy plexiglass and shaded area where mom decided to rest. But who can deny that baby face? Dara was so proud to show off her infant that she came right up to the viewing plexiglass and amused us humans for an hour and a half.
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Momma always has a firm grasp of him... Yesterday I had the chance to take my first decent captures of Redd, the National Zoo’s ‘baby’ Bornean orangutan. At nearly 21 months old, he’s definitely a precocious toddler, and that’s why mom, Batang, always has a firm grasp on him. Believe me, she uses every one of her four limbs to secure him!
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Redd the orangutan @ dc zoo


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Spending #springbreak at the Zoo? Look up! You might see our 6-month-old Bornean orangutan, Redd, on the O-Line with mom, Batang. #OrangutanStory #apes #writer #story #animal #awareness #support #animallover


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It's International Orangutan Day!! Here are some factoids about these beautiful and vanishing creatures. #internationalorangutanday #savetheredape #orangutanstory #orangutan #greatapes #endangeredspecies #conservation


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And Redd is just too cute for words at the #smithsonianzoo So much joy... so much love 😍❤️#Repost @smithsonianzoo
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🐵 Bonnie makes a great playmate for 10-month-old Bornean orangutan infant, Redd. Especially when mom, Batang, is trying to catch some Zs. #OrangutanStory


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🐵 Bonnie makes a great playmate for 10-month-old Bornean orangutan infant, Redd. Especially when mom, Batang, is trying to catch some Zs. #OrangutanStory #cute #playtime


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🐵 Bonnie makes a great playmate for 10-month-old Bornean orangutan infant, Redd. Especially when mom, Batang, is trying to catch some Zs. #OrangutanStory


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The look you make when you see an awesome photo. #nationalzoo #orangutan #babyorangutan #orangutanstory


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Awwwwww how I adore Redd, and can you say bed head 😁Too cute for words #orangutan 😍❤️#Repost @smithsonianzoo (@get_repost)
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Our Bornean orangutan infant, Redd, turned 10 months old yesterday! Although he still sticks close to mom, Batang--and she keeps a watchful eye on him--he's very active and seems to enjoy exploring his surroundings. Get the latest scoop in our keeper update: http://s.si.edu/2vgum5s. #OrangutanStory (Link in our profile)


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Our Bornean orangutan infant, Redd, turned 10 months old yesterday! Although he still sticks close to mom, Batang--and she keeps a watchful eye on him--he's very active and seems to enjoy exploring his surroundings. Get the latest scoop in our keeper update: http://s.si.edu/2vgum5s. #OrangutanStory (Link in our profile)


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Our Bornean orangutan infant, Redd, is 9 months old! Although he still sticks close to mom, Batang—and she keeps a watchful eye on him—he’s very active and seems to enjoy exploring his surroundings. Sign up for National Zoo News to get the full #OrangutanStory update: http://s.si.edu/2c40xej. (Link in our profile)


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Another huge milestone for baby Redd! ⭐️

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Spending #springbreak at the Zoo? Look up! You might see our 6-month-old Bornean orangutan, Redd, on the O-Line with mom, Batang. #OrangutanStory


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Spending #springbreak at the Zoo? Look up! You might see our 6-month-old Bornean orangutan, Redd, on the O-Line with mom, Batang. #OrangutanStory


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Saw the cutest little orangutan at the Zoo on Saturday. • Batang and her infant, Redd. • Redd, born Sept. 12, 2016, is the first male Bornean orangutan to be born at the Smithsonian Zoo in 25 years.
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🐵 Redd is 4 months old today—and on the move! Batang appears to be comfortable giving him some space to explore. Lately, Redd has been climbing, which helps develop his coordination, strength and muscle mass. Orangutans are primarily arboreal and spend most of their time in trees, be it perched in a nest, searching for food, or moving from branch to branch. #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Orangutans explore the world through touch, and 12-week-old Redd is doing just that! He is especially showing interest in mom Batang's enrichment toys. As we head into winter, Batang and Redd are relaxing inside where it's warm. One of their nesting spots is near the yard access door where they can look outside and watch the world go by. #OrangutanStory


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This time last year, keepers were hoping that all of their breeding plan preparations would result in a pregnancy. Now, the Zoo has a healthy 9-week-old infant, Redd! Batang’s maternal training increased her confidence in caring for her little one. But, where does he go when she wants both hands free? On her head, of course! #OrangutanCaringWeek #OrangutanStory


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Wherever mom goes, Redd goes! Our 9-week-old Bornean orangutan Redd still clings to mom, Batang, as she moves about the exhibit. She’s still getting the hang of carrying him, so he occasionally gets a ride on her head. The pair is now spending days and nights with the Zoo’s other adult orangutans, Bonnie and Kyle. This means they’re also on exhibit more frequently. Check them out at the Great Ape House! #OrangutanStory


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Here’s lookin’ at you, kid! At 8 weeks old, our Bornean orangutan Redd is alert, attentive and making eye contact with those around him. His social circle is expanding, too. This week, he met Kiko and Iris while mom, Batang, held him close. Kiko sat right next to Batang, but Iris chose to keep her distance. Overall, their meet-and-greet went smoothly. #OrangutanStory


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Our newest great ape had a big week! For the first time, Redd came face-to-face with Bonnie and father, Kyle. The intros went smoothly! Batang cradled Redd and allowed Bonnie to come within a few inches and get a good look at him. A mom herself, Bonnie seemed intrigued by the 1-month-old infant. Kyle, who grew up with younger siblings, also showed interest in Redd, but Batang maintained a few feet between them at all times. Most importantly, Bonnie and Kyle are respectful when mom signals that she needs some space. In this video, all three adults can be seen foraging together while Redd takes a nap. #OrangutanStory


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Though Redd may be tiny, his grip is strong! A Bornean orangutan infant hangs on tight to mom's hair as she moves. Get the latest news on Redd and Batang in tomorrow’s edition of National Zoo News. Sign up (link in our profile). #OrangutanStory


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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. #OrangutanStory


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The Great Ape House is open, but Batang and Redd still choose to spend the majority of their time resting behind-the-scenes. We were lucky to catch this glimpse of them yesterday! To help Batang transition back into her normal routine, keepers have scattered some of Batang’s favorite foods around the public exhibit for enrichment, as well as piles of hay and fleece blankets for nesting materials. Today, she built a nest close to the door of Bonnie and Kyle’s enclosure, and the two took turns looking at Redd! #OrangutanStory


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Big news! Our orangutan infant now has a name. Keepers named him Redd, a nod to the fact that orangutans are often called the “red ape.” The Great Ape House reopens tomorrow at 9 a.m. Stop by for a visit and a chance to see the adorable new addition to our Zoo family. #OrangutanStory

NOTE: Batang and Redd have the option to spend time in private, off-exhibit areas.


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We have a baby male organgutan at our @smithsonianzoo! Batang gave birth earlier this week and both she and her infant are doing well.
This is the first time in 25 years that the Zoo has celebrated the birth of a Bornean orangutan, which are listed as critically endangered.
The Great Ape House is currently closed to give the pair time to bond. See more on @smithsonianzoo's account and follow #OrangutanStory. #WeSaveSpecies


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We have a baby male organgutan at our @smithsonianzoo! Batang gave birth earlier this week and both she and her infant are doing well.
This is the first time in 25 years that the Zoo has celebrated the birth of a Bornean orangutan, which are listed as critically endangered.
The Great Ape House is currently closed to give the pair time to bond. See more on @smithsonianzoo's account and follow #OrangutanStory. #WeSaveSpecies


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Yay! Something to celebrate (in addition to it being Friday)! #Repost @smithsonian with @repostapp
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We have a baby male organgutan at our @smithsonianzoo! Batang gave birth earlier this week and both she and her infant are doing well.
This is the first time in 25 years that the Zoo has celebrated the birth of a Bornean orangutan, which are listed as critically endangered.
The Great Ape House is currently closed to give the pair time to bond. See more on @smithsonianzoo's account and follow #OrangutanStory. #WeSaveSpecies


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We have a baby male orangutan at our @smithsonianzoo! Batang gave birth earlier this week and both she and her infant are doing well.
This is the first time in 25 years that the Zoo has celebrated the birth of a Bornean orangutan, which are listed as critically endangered.
The Great Ape House is currently closed to give the pair time to bond. See more on @smithsonianzoo's account and follow #OrangutanStory. #WeSaveSpecies


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Batang and her infant are doing well! Keepers report that she is very attentive to his needs, holds him gently and consistently nurses him—all encouraging signs. The primate team provided the pair with extra hay and blankets to keep them comfortable. While the other adults have not met the newest addition, Batang—who has always been socially savvy—carried him to the window so dad (Kyle), Bonnie and Lucy could take a peek. Meanwhile, Kiko and Iris have been at Think Tank since the infant’s birth and don’t know he’s arrived yet. Keepers are following Batang’s lead and are looking for behaviors that indicate she’s ready to introduce him to the others. For now, mom and son continue to rest, relax and bond! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Repost from @smithsonianzoo using @RepostRegramApp - 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. #OrangutanStory


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Batang and her infant are doing well! Keepers report that she is very attentive to his needs, holds him gently and consistently nurses him—all encouraging signs. The primate team provided the pair with extra hay and blankets to keep them comfortable. While the other adults have not met the newest addition, Batang—who has always been socially savvy—carried him to the window so dad (Kyle), Bonnie and Lucy could take a peek. Meanwhile, Kiko and Iris have been at Think Tank since the infant’s birth and don’t know he’s arrived yet. Keepers are following Batang’s lead and are looking for behaviors that indicate she’s ready to introduce him to the others. For now, mom and son continue to rest, relax and bond! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Batang and her infant are doing well! Keepers report that she is very attentive to his needs, holds him gently and consistently nurses him—all encouraging signs. The primate team provided the pair with extra hay and blankets to keep them comfortable. While the other adults have not met the newest addition, Batang—who has always been socially savvy—carried him to the window so dad (Kyle), Bonnie and Lucy could take a peek. Meanwhile, Kiko and Iris have been at Think Tank since the infant’s birth and don’t know he’s arrived yet. Keepers are following Batang’s lead and are looking for behaviors that indicate she’s ready to introduce him to the others. For now, mom and son continue to rest, relax and bond! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Congrats Batang and Kyle on the birth of their new baby boy! 💗 #orangutanstory #smithsonianzoo #newbabysmell #lovemyboy #momblogger #2moms1blog #geekchicmom


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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. #OrangutanStory


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Cuteness overload!! Congrats to Batang who gave birth to this little guy last night at the #nationalzoo! 📷: @smithsonianzoo #loewsmadison #travelforreal


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Orangutan infants communicate with their mothers through vocalizations, gestures and touch, which helps reinforce their strong bond. #OrangutanStory


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Welcome to the Smithsonian's family, little boy!!! 🐵😍🍼🙏🏻❤️🌎 #Repost @smithsonianzoo with @repostapp
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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. #OrangutanStory


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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. #OrangutanStory


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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. #OrangutanStory


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We are very happy to share that Batang is now a mother to a handsome baby boy. Congrats to mom, and all the staff and FONZ volunteers at The Great Ape House and Think Tank! #WeAreFONZ

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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. #OrangutanStory


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Look how beautiful. @Regrann from @smithsonianzoo - Batang gave birth to akk 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. #OrangutanStory - #regrann


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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. #OrangutanStory


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We’re officially in Batang’s birthing window and on baby watch! Our curator, keepers and veterinarians are watching for signs she’s in labor, such as water breaking, restless movements and contractions. If staff were to stay in the Great Ape House overnight, that could be disruptive to Batang’s rest. Instead, keepers are monitoring her via closed-circuit cams. In this photo, Batang is comfortably snoozing in one of her elaborate hay nests. #OrangutanStory


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For the first several months of life, an infant orangutan drinks mom's milk exclusively and continues nursing for up to 6-7 years. Just in case Batang is unwilling or unable to nurse her infant, keepers have trained her accept the use of a breast pump. If bottle feeding were necessary, Batang's milk is preferred to formula so that the infant receives the nutrition and antibodies it needs for growth and a hearty immune system. One of the basic trained behaviors Batang has learned is to present various body parts--including her chest--so keepers can examine for cuts, scrapes, or bumps that may need attention. Building upon this behavior, it was a short step then to ask Batang to present her chest and hold still while the breast pump was in place. The reward for participating is grapes, one of her favorite treats. However, now that Batang is nearing the end of her pregnancy, keepers have put this behavior on hold, as this type of stimulation during this time could induce labor! #OrangutanStory


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Is Batang eating for two? Not exactly. Mom-to-be receives the same balanced diet of fruits, veggies, primate biscuits, and other produce that she would normally. Once she begins breastfeeding, our nutrition team will increase her diet and calories as needed. Batang’s tastes have changed since entering her third trimester. She still gobbles up her favorite fruits (especially bananas and grapes) while leaving former favorites—including corn—uneaten. Batang took one bite of carrot before handing it over to Iris! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies #ZooFoodie


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Since entering her third trimester, Batang’s been inclined to sleep in and occasionally chooses not to participate in training sessions (even when offered peanuts, a favorite treat). These behaviors signal that Batang’s pregnancy is making her a bit uncomfortable. The primate team is responding to her discomfort by providing extra nesting materials, like doubling up on the amount of hay and sheets they normally provide. Batang is taking advantage, too. Keeper Alex Reddy reports that she used practically every bit of hay available to build the nest pictured! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Our primate team is formulating a plan in the event Batang is unable or unwilling to nurse her baby or allow keepers to obtain milk with a breast pump. Today, Zoo nutritionist Erin Kendrick demonstrated the formula recipe: 13 percent human baby formula and 87 percent distilled water, gently whisked and strained 3 times. How do they know how much formula the baby needs? Baby orangutans feed multiple times throughout day and drink between 20 and 25 percent of their weight in milk. Monitoring his/her weight daily will help the team determine the appropriate amount of formula to give the growing baby. While mom’s milk is our first choice, the team is prepared for any scenario! #OrangutanStory


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#TBT Bonnie gave birth to our very own Kiko 28 years ago, and was an excellent mother! Primate keepers are hopeful that mothering skills will come to Batang as naturally as they did to Bonnie. Should Batang need a surrogate, however, Bonnie is able to do the job! #OrangutanStory


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It takes a village! Just in case Batang needs a hand with her baby, keepers are training Bonnie and Iris as surrogate moms. Just like mom-to-be, they’re learning how to pick up the fake baby and present it to keepers for bottle feedings. A mesh examination box, like the one pictured here, provides a safe way for the orangutans to transfer the infant to animal care staff. This will be helpful if the baby needs additional care. So far, Bonnie and Iris are doing a great job! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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“Getting to the point of a positive pregnancy test for our female Bornean orangutan, Batang, took a lot of patience, problem-solving, and dedication from our primate team. They tracked Batang’s ovulation to pinpoint the best time to put them together for breeding. Keeper Amanda Bania and veterinarians Cindie Erikson and Katharine Hope worked together, training Batang to voluntarily participate in ultrasounds. We were rewarded when clear images of the infant appeared. It took two years, but our team always remained hopeful and optimistic. We’re very proud of Batang and look forward to a September birth! –Meredith Bastian, Primate Curator #NZKW2016 #KeepersCare #WeSaveSpecies #OrangutanStory


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Batang’s not due until September, but we’re already excited for her to show the baby the ropes of arboreal acrobatics! An orangutan’s armspan can be up to 7 feet long. These lengthy limbs help them excel at brachiation, a hand-over-hand technique that allows them to swing through the forest (or, in our case, on the O Line). Batang prefers shuffling across the O Line to swinging, but either way, her baby will be in good… arms! Babies cling tightly to mom’s hair as she moves from place to place. #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Six years ago, Bornean orangutans Batang and Kyle received a breeding recommendation from the Species Survival Plan. Why did we wait? Batang needed a bit more time to mature socially and show animal care staff she was ready for primate parenthood! In 2014, she came off of birth control, and keepers tracked Batang’s ovulation cycle by monitoring her urine. Batang enjoys spending time with all of the Zoo’s orangutans, so, this way, keepers could make the most of her alone time with Kyle. #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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How did keepers know Batang was pregnant? The clues lay in her behavior. Normally an early-riser, Batang snoozed in the morning and didn’t want to participate in training sessions. She also hardly had a morning appetite, but would ravenously eat in the afternoon. This “mopey” mood went away at the beginning of her second trimester, and she’s back to her old self! #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies


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Big baby news: For the first time in 25 years, a Bornean orangutan at the @smithsonianzoo is pregnant.
The Zoo revealed Batang’s pregnancy yesterday with a live ultrasound on Facebook. A member of an endangered species, she bred with male orangutan Kyle in January and is due in September.
Follow weekly updates on Batang with #OrangutanStory from @smithsonianzoo.


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Did you guess who's pregnant? For the first time in 25 years, we’re are making preparations for the birth of an endangered Bornean orangutan. With a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, the 19-year-old parents to be, female Batang and male Kyle, bred in January. On Feb. 2, a common human pregnancy test confirmed that Batang had successfully conceived. She is due in September. Earlier today, we announced Batang’s pregnancy through a broadcast via Facebook Live of her ultrasound. We’ll continue to provide weekly updates on Batang using the hashtag #OrangutanStory.


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Did you guess who's pregnant? For the first time in 25 years, we’re are making preparations for the birth of an endangered Bornean orangutan. With a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, the 19-year-old parents to be, female Batang and male Kyle, bred in January. On Feb. 2, a common human pregnancy test confirmed that Batang had successfully conceived. She is due in September. Earlier today, we announced Batang’s pregnancy through a broadcast via Facebook Live of her ultrasound. We’ll continue to provide weekly updates on Batang using the hashtag #OrangutanStory.


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