Su­ma­tran suc­cess

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A rare orang­utan has been born at Ch­ester Zoo. The Su­ma­tran or­gangutan is a ma­jor suc­cess for the in­ter­na­tional breed­ing pro­gramme for the threat­ened species. In the wild they are threat­ened by hunt­ing, for­est clear­ance and the plant­ing of oil palm plan­ta­tions, which are wip­ing out huge ar­eas of rain­for­est. The new ar­rival, who has yet to be named, is be­ing looked after by its mum, Emma.

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