Posted by: masaranghk | July 23, 2011

First Bornean orangutan twins born in Hong Kong

“A pigeon pair of Bornean orangutan twins were born in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (HKZBG) last week, joining the big family of the gardens.

This is the first-ever successful breeding of Bornean orangutan twins in the HKZBG, bringing to five the total number of this primate in the gardens.

Born in the morning of last Friday (July 8), the twins are the two little darlings of Vandu and Raba, the adorable and popular stars of the gardens. The male baby weighs about two kilogrammes while the female is about 1.4 kilogrammes. They are both in good health and are being well taken care of by the veterinarian and staff of the HKZBG.”

Read more of the official Government press release at http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201107/12/P201107120215.htm

Read news reports and comments on the birth of the babies at:
http://www.cnngo.com/hong-kong/visit/first-orangutans-twins-born-hong-kong-092449
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2014446/The-orangu-twins-Dozy-pair-tired-attention-rare-feat-birth-capitivity.html


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