12 Mar '11, 5pm

Ah Meng's great grandson born at Singapore Zoo!

Ah Meng's great grandson born at Singapore Zoo!

Singpaore - The Singapore Zoo announced the arrival of Ah Meng's great grandson on Saturday. Ah Meng was the zoo's poster girl in many of its tourism campaigns, and is arguably the zoo's most well-known icon. A male baby orang utan was born to Chomel, who is Ah Meng's granddaughter, on Jan 31, 2011, at 4.20am. He is the first Sumatran orang utan to be born in the zoo in 14 years. Keepers have described the little one as a 'very amiable and expressive baby', and also reported that mother and baby are healthy and bonding well, according to a Straits Times report. Chomel's keeper, Alagappasamy Chellaiyah, 60, who was also Ah Meng's keeper, said that Chomel was an excellent mother, even though she is a first-time parent. The baby's father is an orang utan from the Frankfurt Zoo, named Galdikas. The 11-year-old is at the Singapore Zoo on a breeding loan, and was chosen to be Ch...

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