Orangutan Infant “Redd” Debuts at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Sept. 20, 2016. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the arrival of the first Bornean orangutan infant in 25 years, born Sept. 12 to 19-year old mother Batang and 19-year-old father Kyle. Zoo staff have selected the name “Redd” for the male infant; orangutans are known as the “red ape.” NOTE: Batang and Redd have access to off-exhibit enclosures and may choose to spend time away from the public viewing areas. They may not be on view consistently.