Metro Richmond Zoo announces birth of male orangutan

Taavi(Metro Richmond Zoo)
Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 8:17 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Metro Richmond Zoo has announced the birth of a male orangutan named Taavi.

Taavi was born to first-time parents Farley and Zoe on March 2, 2021. Due to Zoe not showing maternal instincts towards Taavi, he is now receiving round-the-clock care from zoo staff.

Taavi(Metro Richmond Zoo)

Taavi is receiving behind-the-scenes care at the zoo and is not on exhibit. He now weighs 10 pounds and is five months old.

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