The Ragunan Zoo (TMR) once again has a collection of new animal, a baby Kalimantan orangutan. Previously reported, an elephant also gave birth at the zoo.
The birth of a baby orangutan at TMR has added a collection of protected species of monkeys became 39 animals. "Therefore, we have 39 Kalimantan orangutans here. While for Sumatran orangutan, we have 5 tails," said Head of Ragunan Zoo Public Relations, Bambang Wahyudi, Tuesday (1/28).
Wahyudi disclosed the baby orangutan was born normally on December 8, 2013. Its baby`s parents named Sisca and Ben who have been aged 40 years. "Both parents are from Kalimantan and had lived in TMR over more than 20 years. They are a grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) obtained from encumbrances," he told.
He added that the birth process run naturally. There is no special assistance to remove the baby from its mother. "We just prepare the straw, which the parents will take and set it for their own nest on top, that`s it," he explained.
This is joyous news, because orangutans including animals that have a long breeding cycles. "The orangutan is quite complicated, because they cannot do cross-marriage with the other types. Its breeding cycles is lasting a long time where they will have any more children between 5-7 years," finished Wahyudi.