Indy zoo ready to welcome newest addition

The Indianapolis Zoo announced a new member of the orangutan family that will arrive in the spring. (Provided Photo/Indianapolis Zoo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Excitement is building for the Indianapolis Zoo’s newest arrival this spring.

In November, the zoo announced that one of their orangutans is pregnant. Now, Sirih, a 23-year-old Sumatran Orangutan is in her third trimester and should give birth this spring.

Zoo keepers are taking great care of Sirih with a variety of fruit smoothies and other fresh produce. They also say that Sirih has formed a special bond with another orangutan named Nicky.

Sumatran Orangutans are currently listed as critically endangered, with only 65,000 in the wild.

This is the latest addition in what has been a baby boom at the zoo.

This year the zoo has announced the additions of meerkat pups,lion cubs and a baby gibbon.

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