Apenheul Primate Park visitor JeanKern took these candid photos of Orangutan Wattana and her son Kawan enjoying a sunny October day. Wattana was hand-raised by keepers at the Antwerp Zoo, requiring her to learn her mothering skills from fellow.
A baby orangutan at Zoo Atlanta was separated from his mother at birth, but now the two are together again and making us weep into our keyboards. Blaze, the mother orangutan, delivered the unnamed baby by cesarean in January.
Your shampoo, your ice cream, your margarine, your lipstick – all contain palm oil. Demand is still growing, as are oil palm plantations . but at what price to tropical forests and the biodiversity found there?
The baby, born this past Saturday, is the only Sumatran orangutan born in a United States zoo in 2014.