• Meet Taavi - Baby Orangutan Born March 2

    18 days ago - By Metro Richmond Zoo

    The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a male orangutan named Taavi born to first-time parents, Farley and Zoe. After being neglected by his mother, Taavi is being hand-raised by animal care specialists.
    After an eight and a half month gestation period, Zoe gave birth to Taavi on March 2, 2021. Taavi weighed 3.18 pounds at birth.
    Unfortunately, Zoe failed to show maternal instincts and would not nurse her baby. She held Taavi in her palm far away from herself instead of holding him close to her body to develop a bond. Zoo staff stood nearby to monitor the situation. To...
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