'Mr. Mom': Male Orangutan Steps Up To Care For 2-Year-Old Daughter After Death Of MatriarchIn the wild, male orangutans are not involved with their offspring, and zoo officials say this is an "extremely rare situation."
Baby Orangutan Celebrates 1st Birthday At Como ZooComo Zoo celebrated the first birthday of one of its smallest animals in a big way. Zookeepers held a party for Kemala the orangutan yesterday. Like other 1-year-olds, she got to enjoy a cake and juice at her party.
Como Zoo Seeks Help Naming Baby OrangutanSt. Paul's Como Zoo is asking the public's help in naming its newest orangutan. The female Sumatran orangutan was born Jan. 7 via C-section. She went to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center for a short time and is now reunited with her mother.
Como Zoo Welcomes Baby OrangutanThe Como Zoo welcomed a female baby orangutan on Wednesday, Jan. 7. Zoo officials said the orangutan weighed 3.45 pounds and was born by Caesarean section. This was the second C-section for the mother, 27-year-old Markisa.