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Denver Zoo celebrates birth of Sumatran orangutan

This undated photo provided by Denver Zoo shows a Sumatran orangutan and a newborn baby at the Denver Zoo in Denver, Colo. The zoo is welcoming the baby Sumatran orangutan who is named Cerah (Che-rah) after an Indonesian word that means "bright" and is often used to refer to sunshine. The female primate was born Sunday, March 25, 2018, to parents Nias and Berani, and the family is bonding away from prying eyes. Cerah should make her public debut within the next two weeks in the Great Apes exhibit in Primate Panorama. (Denver Zoo via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 6:17 PM

DENVER - The Denver Zoo is welcoming a baby Sumatran orangutan who is named after an Indonesian word that means "bright" and is often used to refer to sunshine.

The female primate named Cerah (Che-rah) was born Sunday to parents Nias and Berani, and the family is bonding away from public view.

Cerah should make her debut within the next two weeks in the Great Apes exhibit in Primate Panorama.

She was conceived within a month of 29-year-old Nias and 25-year-old Berani getting set up in July.

Zoo officials say Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered with a worldwide population of only about 14,600. Habitat loss is a major reason their population is declining.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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