Thursday, May 28, 2009

News - An Orang Utan named Sarikei has given birth

A few years back, when you search for Sarikei on the internet, there's hardly any websites with Sarikei that got indexed by the search engines like google. Most of them were basic government websites and some of you would have found an amusing website that listed an ape called Sarikei in Chester Zoo, Chester, England. Well, Sarikei has just given birth to Iznee. I would have named it after some other Sarikei towns like Jakar. :)

Iznee on the left, Sarikei on the right

New baby orangutan for Chester Zoo

19 May 2009 by Samantha Parker, Liverpool Echo

Meet Chester Zoo’s tiny Bornean orangutan Iznee.

He is the first orangutan to be born at the zoo for 10 years.

Clinging on to mum Sarikei, who was also born in Chester, Iznee takes a wide-eyed peek at his surroundings.

Mum and baby currently live with fellow orangutans Leia and Martha, Sarikei and Leia's mum.

Head of Zoo Programmes Kevin Buley said: “Looking at Iznee now, a fuzzy ball of hair and eyes, it’s hard to believe that he will one day grow up to be far bigger and stronger than his mum.

“It has been 10 years since we last had a baby Bornean orangutan at the zoo but Iznee has been well worth the wait.”


Another picture is available here


sarawakiana said...

I hope Sarikei has a good confinement and she will soon recover from the birth of Iznee.
And I hope too Iznee will make many zoo visitors happy.
Cheers to the keepers of the zoo.
Well done!

Kanga said...

I was hoping the baby orangutan would be named 'TAR'...Oh well, sadly it won't happen...

Nelson said...

selamat nyambut gawai to all(including the orang utans)!

Sarikeiana said...

Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai Lantang Senang Nguan Menoa!! Selamat Ari Gawai to all Sarikeians, especially to Sarikei, who has just given birth to a beautiful baby! On behalf of all Sarikeians, Facebook Sarikeians should send a congratulatory message to Kevin Buley, the Head of Chester Zoo Programmes.

Daniel Yiek said...

More pic and news at

I have dropped Kevin Buley an email under Contact:

To Kevin Buley,

We, the denizens of Sarikei, Sarawak, Malaysia are very pleased to hear that Sarikei, your orang utan, has given birth. CONGRATS!

If you can, please drop by the Sarikei town blog and leave a comment at

Warmest regards from Land of the Hornbill.

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