DENVER (CBS4) — There’s a precious new baby at the Denver Zoo!

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“We’re thrilled to welcome a new member to our clan of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans—a newborn female named Cerah (Che-rah), which means “bright” in Indonesian and is often used to refer to sunshine,” the zoo announced on Facebook on Friday.

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Officials say Cerah arrived through a “natural and uneventful birth” on Sunday evening.

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Keepers say Cerah and her mom, Nias, are in good health.

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“They are currently behind the scenes to give them time to rest and bond, and allow our staff a chance to ensure Cerah is receiving proper care and nourishment from Nias,” officials said.

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Officials expect her to make her debut within the next two weeks in the Great Apes exhibit in Primate Panorama.

 

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