Baby orangutan at Paignton Zoo

Keepers say the baby orangutan born at Paignton Zoo is a girl !

Baby Orang Utan is a girl!

Mali & daughter at Paignton Zoo Credit: Ray Wiltshire / Paignton Zoo

Keepers at Paignton Zoo are now convinced that the baby orang utan born last month is a girl.

Paignton Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We are pretty sure it’s a girl. Keepers are 99.9% sure that the baby, now a month old, is female.”

Mali gave birth on Thursday 11th April.

Baby born last month is a girl say her keepers Credit: Ray Wiltshire / Paignton Zoo

“Mali and baby are doing well. They have the largest of the orang utan islands and an off show den to themselves.

"We hope that visitors will be able to catch a glimpse of the youngster, which will become more mobile over the coming months. Paignton Zoo volunteer Ray Wiltshire has taken some wonderful photos of mother and baby.”

Baby orang utan born at Paignton Zoo

The baby was born last Thursday Credit: Paignton Zoo
New mum Mali cuddles her baby Credit: Paignton Zoo
She's the first orangutan born at Paignton Zoo since 1997 Credit: Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo have a new arrival - a baby orangutan. Mother Mali gave birth last Thursday. (11th April)

The baby is the first orangutan to be born at the zoo since the arrival of female Gambira 16 years ago. More details here

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