Cameron Park Zoo's orangutan gives birth to a baby girl

Cameron Park Zoo
POSTED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 2:47pm

The Cameron Parks Zoo's orangutan Mei, gave birth to a baby girl.
Zoo staffers said, Mei delivered her first baby at 6:06 p.m.on Saturday. The father is a 25-year-old orangutan named KeraJaan, or KJ.

The mother and daughter are not open to the public yet, but the zoo will announce when they will make their big debut.

The zoo hasn't named the little orangutan but viewers can participate in voting between 3 Malaysian names. The Malaysian names are Batari, which means "goddess"; Lestari, which means "eternal"; and Cahaya, meaning "light" or "radiant".


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