Baby Orangutan with mum Dana
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"Miracle" Orangutan baby born in Jersey

"Miracle" baby born to Orangutan Dana at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey.

The female, which is yet to be named, arrived on Sunday night at 23:45 BST to its mother, 25-year-old Dana.

Keeper Gordon Hunt has described the birth as "miraculous" as Dana's previous pregnancy in 2009 resulted in a still birth and she nearly perished.

The episode left Dana with blocked fallopian tubes but Jersey General Hospital's head obstetrician, Neil MacLachlan performed surgery to enable her to conceive with father 27-year-old Dagu.

  • 10 Jun 2013
  • From the section Jersey