Critically-endangered orangutan born at US zoo

According to a release from the Audubon Nature Institute, the primate team expected first-time mother Reese to deliver between April and May. The zoo said the mother and baby appear to be doing well and the staff is observing the pair and allowing them to bond and learn to nurse.

Video released by the institute showed 12-year-old Reese nuzzling and carrying the baby, whose umbilical cord and placenta were still visible.

There are fewer than 14,000 orangutans in the wild, making the species "critically endangered", according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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