Baby Orangutan Khaleesi Begins to Climb on Her Own at the El Paso Zoo
Can you believe it’s been a year since the latest Orangutan was born at the El Paso Zoo?
One-year-old baby Khaleesi is starting to climb trees and is beginning to explore her surroundings at the El Paso Zoo all while her mom, Ibu watches her play and helps her learn.
Khaleesi and Ibu are on exhibit at the El Paso Zoo Thursday to Sunday. You can see Khaleesi climb on the structures in her exhibit when you visit the Zoo, which includes a new, special climbing ladder and new and adjusted fire hoses that are are easier for her small hands.
Sumatran Orangutans are native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and are found nowhere else in the wild. They are listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Only about 7,000 remain in the wild.