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Play time at Europe's only orangutan creche

28 February 2015

Primate Care Staff at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset have welcomed a second baby Sumatran orangutan.

Six-week-old baby girl, Rieke, arrived on friday from Berlin Zoo and was introduced to her new adopted brother, five-month-old Bulu Mata, who came from Budapest Zoo in December after his mother sadly died unexpectedly.

Rieke, a tiny baby girl, was born at Zoo Berlin in Germany on 12 January 2015 Credit: Monkey World

Having gained over 800g since birth, she was strong enough to make the big move to the orangutan crèche in Monkey World, where specialist Primate Care Staff can take over her care.

Rieke will be introduced to her new adopted family of orangutans at Monkey World over the coming months and it is possible that adult female orangutan, Hsiao-quai.

Monkey World is home to the European crèche for orphaned orangutans Credit: Monkey World

The specially designed nursery building has a gymnasium-sized playroom fitted out with climbing frames Credit: Monkey World

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