SACRAMENTO, California. – The baby orangutan Nangka said goodbye to the Sacramento Zoo and now the Atlanta Zoo is his new home, where an adoptive mother is waiting to raise him.
The hope of the expert groups of the Sacramento Zoo that the maternal instincts will awaken in Indah, the mother of the little Nangka, is in vain, because the young mother never developed them.
According to the Sacramento Zoo, the young first-time mother never received her baby orangutan, so she didn’t develop the nurturing instincts the baby needed.
“Indah is a sweet and fun new mom who, when reintroduced to Nangka, interacts with him more like a match,” the Sacramento Zoo detailed.
“Despite many years of advanced training leading up to her motherhood, Indah did not demonstrate the necessary skills and care of a mother, such as breastfeeding and attending to the baby’s cries,” he added.
The baby orangutan is looking for an adoptive mother in Atlanta
The experts decided that Nangka should go to Zoo Atlanta, where a female orangutan, who has never given birth, has developed well the instincts of a foster mother.
Now the little orangutan is hoping that Madu, a 40-year-old orangutan, will take him in and offer him the care he doesn’t see at home.
Madu adopted and raised four orangutans whose mothers did not want or could not care for them, according to the Sacramento Zoo; “has an outstanding record in adopting children.”