National Zoo Orangutan Is Confirmed Pregnant In Live Ultrasound On Facebook

The National Zoo announced Tuesday via Facebook that their orangutan, 19-year-old Batang, is expecting!

The zoo says this is the first time in 25 years they are making preparations for “the birth of an endangered Bornean orangutan.”

The zoo says this is the first time in 25 years they are making preparations for “the birth of an endangered Bornean orangutan.”

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The father is said to be Kyle, also 19. No word on how long the two have been dating. However, the two bred in February.

The zoo says on February 2, a pregnancy test confirmed that Batang was pregnant in live ultrasound. She is due in September, the zoo says.

The zoo posted a Facebook live video Tuesday afternoon, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look and even doing a sonogram for us, showing us the soon to be baby.

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