Semenggoh Wildlife Centre welcomes newborn orangutan

Analisa together with her newly born baby spotted by SFC today (Jan 23, 2022). Photo credit: Sarawak Forestry Corporation

KUCHING, Jan 23: Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) today announced the birth of a new baby orangutan at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, marking another milestone in orangutan conservation efforts by the Sarawak government and the corporation.

According to SFC in a Facebook post today, the newborn is the fourth baby for a 26-year-old orangutan named Analisa.

“She came to the centre with the newborn baby in the afternoon today (Jan 23), at around 3.06pm. Her last attendance before this was on Jan 21 2022.

“As the umbilical cord was still attached to the newborn, the baby might have been born either on Jan 22 or earlier today,” it said.

SFC also revealed it was expecting two orangutans named Selina and Saddamiah were also expecting.

“The public can show their love for orangutans with a symbolic adoption,” it added.

Learn more about the gentle big apes and support SFC’s conservation works through the Orangutan Adoption Programme at — DayakDaily