Cameron Park Zoo, and orangutan mother Mei, welcomed a baby girl on Saturday. Mother and daughter will be off exhibit for a time while they bond. Mei, and the proud papa, KJ, are Bornean orangutans who reside at the zoo, along with Mukah, a Sumatran/Bornean hybrid.
The zoo plans to allow the public to choose from three Malaysian name options selected for the infant orangutan by zoo staff.
The proposed names are:
Batari – meaning “goddess”
Lestari – meaning “eternal”
Cahaya – meaning “light or radiant”
Watch for voting information on the Cameron Park Zoo’s Facebook page.