ATLANTA -- Miri, a 21-year-old Bornean orangutan, gave birth to an infant in the morning hours of September 14, 2013.
The newborn is the second surviving offspring for Miri and the second orangutan born at Zoo Atlanta in 2013.
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The infant is the sixth orangutan and the third Bornean orangutan born in the Species Survival Plan program in North America this year, an outstanding accomplishment for both the program and for Zoo Atlanta.
Both mother and newborn appear to be doing well. Zoo Atlanta spokesman Keisha Hines tells 11Alive's Julie Wolfe guests can expect to see Miri and her youngest together for quite some time. Orangutans have an extraordinarily long dependent childhood and are second to humans in the length of time juveniles stay with their mothers.