A brand new Bornean orangutan was born on the Barcelona Zoo in Might. The infant is in good well being and has already been seen clinging to its mom and breast feeding. That is the third daughter of Jawi, an orangutan additionally born on the Zoo twenty-five years in the past, and Karl.
The brand new child brings the variety of orangutans within the Zoo advanced to seven. This species is in vital hazard of extinction in its pure habitat, owing to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra by way of the felling of bushes and cultivation of palm oil.
The Barcelona Zoo Basis, at the side of the Borneo Nature Basis (BNF), carries out conservation, consciousness and training programmes among the many native inhabitants in a bid to avoid wasting this primate. This work is carried out along with the brand new mannequin for the Zoo to actively contribute to conservation, scientific analysis and dissemination of fauna and its pure habitats, with a particular emphasis on Mediterranean fauna and species at risk of extinction, below sustainability standards and all the time caring for the welfare of animals.