Set some time aside for some major ‘awww’.
A baby orangutan arrived into our world yesterday and we just can’t get over how cute the little one looks.
Here’s the tiny newcomer in its mother Subis’ arms.
This is Subis’ fifth baby. Subis was also born at the attraction.
The baby was born in the early hours of the morning yesterday, following an eight-and-a-half-month gestation.
They are both Sumatran orangutans, who are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
And staff at Chester Zoo are pretty excited about this.
“Subis herself was born here in 1986 and has since had four other young, but this is the first Sumatran orangutan to be born here at the zoo in just under three years so the team is absolutely thrilled,” said Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals.
The baby doesn’t have a name yet but Tim hopes that the newborn will help raise awareness of his species.
“To watch Subis cradling her new arrival is a truly wonderful sight and we just hope that the pair help us to raise a little more awareness of their cousins in the wild that face enormous threats on a day-to-day basis,” added Tim.