This Indianapolis Orangutan Just Turned 30 – Check Out His Adorable Birthday
Happy birthday Siri!
An Indiana orangutan celebrated his 30th birthday this week, chowing down on cake and marking the occasion with festive decorations.
Sirih the orangutan turned 30 at the Indianapolis Zoo and had a lot of fun with the milestone birthday, according to an Instagram post. As part of the fun, Sirih received popcorn and juice as well as a cake with the number 30 baked on it.
Her daughter, Mila, 6, was also on hand to toast her mother.
“To celebrate the girl’s birthday, our orangutans threw a party with streamers, popcorn, juice and a special cake that little Max and Mila tried to squeeze in (of course)”, wrote the zoo in its article.
Sirih was born in 1992 and first arrived at the Indianapolis Zoo’s Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center in 2013 from Frankfurt Zoo in Germany, the zoo said. Travel + Leisure. She is known to be quiet and curious, and her first language was actually German, depending on the zoo.
His daughter Mila, the youngest great ape in the zoo, always exploring and fearless, known for climbing and swinging in the atrium. She is also known as a big eater and often takes hard-boiled eggs and protein bars from her mother.
Orangutans in the wild are found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in Southeast Asia and are considered critically endangered, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. One of the biggest threats to orangutans is hunters who kill them “for food or in retaliation when they move into agricultural areas and destroy crops.”
Orangutans share 96.4% of genes with humans and are “highly intelligent creatures”, according to the WWF. This is why it is not surprising that one of the great apes went viral on TikTok last year for trying on someone’s sunglasses who left them in his enclosure at an Indonesian zoo.
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