Thursday, March 17, 2005


Baby joy for rescued orang-utan

Hsiao-Quai gave birth on Tuesday. An orang-utan saved from an amusement park in Taiwan has given birth at a Dorset ape rescue centre. Mother Hsiao-Quai, 11, gave birth on Tuesday at Monkey World in Wool. Keepers were worried if she would know how to take care of the baby, as she was orphaned at a young age when her parents were shot by poachers. But the centre's owner Alison Cronin said: "She has been attentive from the moment he was born. She cleaned him up and has cuddled him and kept him warm."
We are just so pleased about something positive coming out of all this tragedy Alison CroninThe apes are one of the world's most endangered species, with biologists estimating they could become extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.
The baby's father, 16-year-old Tuan, was also rescued from Taiwan.


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