Mexican zoo welcomes two adorable baby orangutans

STORY: The two female babies, Jandi and Mei-sha, are now five months old.

Zoo’s director Luis Soto told Reuters on Wednesday their births were part of the zoo’s reproduction program, the only one of its kind in Latin America.

The new orangutan enclosure measures 700 square metres (7,535 square feet) and has a large wooden structure connected with ropes that allows the animals to exercise, swing and play.

World Wildlife Foundation categorises this species as being critically endangered, with their population declining by 50% over the last 60 years and its habitat reducing 55% in the past 20 years.

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