Baby orangutan makes 1st appearance

April 14, 2011 1:42:13 PM PDT
Spain's Madrid Zoo presented its newest member to the public Thursday. Boo, the 9-month-old orphaned orangutan, is the first of his kind to be born at the zoo in 20 years.

Boo lost his mother three months ago and has been brought-up by a zoo keeper. The zoo has been putting the baby with a female orangutan every two to three hours to encourage his re-introduction to the rest of the animals.

Orangutans usually stay close to their mothers until they are 1 year old and nurse until they are two or three.