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A baby orangutan was just born at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and you can help name him

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Posted at 12:59 PM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 13:04:03-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male orangutan—the first one born at the zoo in years.

His mother, Kera Wak, gave birth to him on April 28. This is her second child. Her first child, Merah, was born in October 2014, the zoo said.

Much like humans, a baby orangutan is very dependent on their mother for the first years of their life.

You can check him and his mother out at the zoo's rainforest exhibit, along with the other orangutans Tiram, Kayla and Merah.

If you would like to have a chance to name him, you can cast a vote with a donation here.

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