The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Orangutan Expecting to Give Birth at Philly Zoo

Wed, 9/2/2009 - 12:10 PM

By Kirsten Wilf Baritz

Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Zoo’s Sumatran orangutan is expecting a baby! This pregnancy will be the first baby for 16 year old Tua and 13 year old father Sugi, and the staff at the Zoo couldn’t be more delighted. Tua is expected to give birth during the month of October and has begun to show outward signs of expecting.

Guests of the Zoo are invited to see Tua in her home at PECO Primate Reserve.

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered in the wild due to habitat destruction. The Philadelphia Zoo supports wild orangutans through its Footprints Program, by partnering with the Kinabatangan Forest Restoration Project to plant new habitat for orangutans in Borneo. To make a donation to Footprints or to ADOPT an orangutan, log on to

About the Philadelphia Zoo:

Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 21, 1859, the Zoo is currently home to over 1,300 animals from around the world, many rare and endangered. Welcoming more than one million visitors each year from throughout the region and beyond, the Zoo serves children and families as a unique and engaging public resource for wildlife conservation and education. The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information or to purchase and print tickets online, visit

To view Philadelphia Zoo's web page on Zoo and Aquarium Visitor, go to:


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