ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A welcome surprise for zookeepers at the Albuquerque BioPark, who arrived Sunday to find one more orangutan than they were expecting. Sarah, the 38-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning to a healthy baby.
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The BioPark announced Sara’s pregnancy in March. One of her other offspring, Pixel, was with her during the birth. Zookeepers expect it to be a while before they can determine the sex of the baby. Mother and baby are on display with the rest of the zoo’s orangutan family.