AN orangutan born at Paignton Zoo has been named Tatau.
It was chosen by visitors from a short-list drawn up by keeping staff.
Tatau is a place in Sarawak from where the baby’s great grandmother Tjantike came. The female baby Bornean orang utan is now four months old.
Director of Operations and Curator of Mammals Neil Bemment said: “Mum and baby are doing well. It won’t be long before Tatau starts being a bit more adventurous. We are really pleased that Mali is doing such a great job raising Tatau and that in time she too will do her bit to ensure that her species survives into the next century and beyond.”
Meanwhile the Great Gorilla trail to support the zoo’s 90th anniversary is creating a buzz in the Bay.
Lilo is the only one of the life-sized, hand-painted great apes on the Great Gorillas Trail not to appear on any of the official maps.
That’s because he is moving every couple of weeks to a new secret location, with the challenge for Herald Express readers to find him.
The first one to do so — and to be pictured with Lilo and a copy of the Herald Express — wins a gorilla adoption at Paignton Zoo, who are using the trail to celebrate their 90th birthday and highlight their conservation work with endangered gorillas.
The paint schemes are spectacular, and you can see all the locations on our interactive online maps at heraldexpress.co.uk
There are plenty more prizes to be won as Lilo makes his way around Torbay over the coming weeks.