Orangutan Saves Duckling

(Dublin, Ireland) The orangutan appears to give the kiss of life to a floundering duckling (well moorhen chick) abandoned by its mother.

The animal care team at Dublin Zoo reviewed the youtube clip and can confirm that the orangutan saving the little moorhen chick is in fact a male Bornean orangutan named Jorong who lived in Dublin Zoo for twelve years until he moved to Dudley Zoo in 2008 as part of an international breeding program.

Jorong was born in 1995 in Chester Zoo and came to Dublin Zoo in 1996. He had a lovely nature, was always a little inquisitive and very gentle which you can tell from the clip. During his time in Dublin he fathered a female orangutan named Mujur, who still lives in Dublin Zoo with the zoo’s group of Bornean orangutans.

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