Wildlife centre has a new baby orangutan
By:Sarah Hafizah Chandra
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KUCHING: It was a sight to behold. Selina, the 18-year-old orangutan frequently spotted at the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre (SWC), was seen proudly carrying her new bundle of joy at the Feeding Platform 2 at 4pm on Tuesday (May 10).

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) believes Selina conceived in August last year.

“The beautiful deep orange reddish-brown infant is Selina’s second baby after Rem, her first-born born six years ago.

“Selina was last spotted at SWC on May 2 this year before her appearance on the feeding platform on Tuesday,” SFC said today.

The custodian of the national parks and wildlife in Sarawak said the birth of the infant orangutan was poof of the success of SFC and the state government’s conservation efforts.

“At the moment, the Controller of Wildlife is also pleased to announce that SFC is awaiting. another bundle of joy from a 20-year-old orangutan named Saddamiah,” the corporation said.

SFC welcomes and encourages members of the public to head down to SWC as they might be able to catch a glimpse of the new infant.

“We have a better recommendation, why not adopt an orangutan through our orangutan adoption programme. Just click on https://semenggoh.my/adopt-orangutan/ to find out more,” SFC said.

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