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Orphaned Sumatran Orang-utan gets a New Adopted Family at Monkey World

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At the end of last week, Silvestre, an 11-month-old Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii), was moved from Santillana Zoo in Spain to Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, UK.  Captive born at the zoo, his mother abandoned her baby so zoo staff stepped in and cared for the endangered infant.

Orang-utans have the longest "childhood" of the great apes with infants staying with their mothers for up to 7 years.  DUring this time the young learn all the skills they need to survive in the wild and to get on with others of their own kind.  For this reason it was critical that Silvestre be found a home where he could grow up with other orang-utans.

Monkey World is home to the European creche fr orphaned orang-utans and as such provides a home for infants or youngsters that are not cared for by their mothers.  Silvestre's move to Monkey World was specially organized for the welfare of the precious infant.

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