A baby orangutan born in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the numbers of the critically endangered species.
This baby orangutan was given the name Fitri because it was born on May 25, the day after the Idul Fitri celebration.
According to Siti, even though Taman Safari Indonesia was temporarily closed due to a pandemic, Taman Safari Indonesia continued to carry out the obligation to save and care for animals in accordance with animal welfare principles.
"Because, these animals continue to breed even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, like an elephant who hasn't even given birth in a month to give birth to a child named Covid," said Siti.
According to Basuki, this baby orangutan is not ready for visitors to see. Because the baby orangutan can only be seen by visitors when they are three years old or when they are breastfeeding smoothly at their mother.
"So now we just take care of it first. Now the health condition of the baby and the orangutan mother are fine, "Basuki said.
This footage was filmed on June 3.