Louisiana-ALSHARQIYA March 2: An American zoo witnessed the birth of an endangered Sumatran orangutan monkey.
His birth was a "surprise" for zoo keepers in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the newborn was expected to arrive in April or May.
The Audubon Institute of Nature published a video of a 12-year-old mother named "Reese", sweeping her newborn's hair.
A spokeswoman for the institute that runs the local zoo said they did not name the baby, who was born on Sunday, and the vets did not specify his gender.
The institute stated that the father of the little boy was called "Gambi" and he came from the Hanover Zoo in Germany in 2018, and he is classified as "one of the most genetically valuable male animals in North America."
The Sumatran orangutan is one of three species of long-haired orangutan.
Less than 14,000 of these species live in the wild, while their native Southeast Asia is threatened by "development plans, mining and palm oil plantations," making them an endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.