Help name newest ZooTampa orangutan while supporting conservation

Hillsborough County

(Courtesy: ZooTampa)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – ZooTampa is asking fans to help name its new orangutan baby, all while supporting the zoo’s conservation efforts.

The male endangered Bornean orangutan was born to first-time mother Randee.

The zoo is asking fans to support its mission to save and conserve wildlife by participating in a vote to name the baby.

The names “Riplee” or “Rowan” can be voted for, for a donation to ZooTampa’s conservation efforts.

The orangutan baby is the zoo’s 11th offspring of the species.

The zoo said the species has seen a population decline of more than 50 percent during the last 60 years due to deforestation.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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