The youngest orangutan cub of the Budapest Zoo, born only four weeks ago, is now nurtured by the co-workers of the Zoo. The reason for it is that Jambi, the mother, sadly has died a few days after the birth of the cub. The nurturers and the veterinaries now struggle to stabilize the condition of the cub and reassure that it starts to gain on weight, budapest.hu reports.
The budapest.hu said, when breeding and nurturing orangutan cubs at modern zoos engaged in keeping organutans, the aim is to ensure that the mother breeds and raises them. Artificial nurturing may only come up if, just in this very case, there is no other option. The nurturers and the veterinaries now struggle to stabilize the condition of the animal, and help it start gaining on weight. It requires entire tranquility and rest, and because of that only those fellow workers of the zoo may visit the cub, who have a crucial role as nurturers and veterinaries over this period. Fortunately the cub eats as expected, thus the professionals are optimistic.
According to the offical site of Budapest: Jambi, the mother, died at 15. She was born on the Zoo of Chester, and had lived in the Budapest Zoo since March 2007. Previously, over the passed seven years she gave life to one cub. On 4th April 2010 Moira was born, as healthy cub full of life, being one of the visitor’s favorite up to this day.
Photo: Zoltán Bagosi – budapest.hu