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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Photos of the Day: October 3, 2013

A baby Bornean orangutan is nestled next to its mother at a zoo in Singapore Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its flagship animal, the orangutan, and exhibits both the endangered Bornean and critically endangered Sumatran sub-species in a social setting. The zoo is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and through the breeding of these endangered species. To date, there have been 41 orangutan births in the last 40 years at the Singapore Zoo.