Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan Born at Audubon Zoo

A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan was born at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana, early on February 28.

This clip, released by Audubon Zoo, shows the baby orangutan with its mother Reese.

“It just goes to show that, despite all of the uncertainty in the world currently, life is carrying on as normal for our orangutans. It’s really uplifting to see,” Audubon Zoo curator of primates Liz Wilson said.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, the Sumatran orangutan population is approximately 7,500. Credit: Audubon Zoo via Storyful