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Baby orangutan born at St. Louis Zoo

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Merah, a 45-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth Sunday to a female. By Stephanie Baumer Merah, a 45-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth Sunday to a female. By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The newest resident of the St. Louis Zoo is a baby orangutan.

Merah, a 45-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth Sunday to a female. The zoo announced the birth on Thursday. Both the baby and the mother are doing well.

The father is Cinta, a 10-year-old who has been at the zoo since 2012, arriving from the San Diego Zoo.

The baby is Merah’s fifth. She is also a grandmother of two and a great-grandmother of one.

The mother and baby will bond in private for 1-2 months before the baby is on display.

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