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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Greenville Zoo Announces Name of Baby Orangutan

The Greenville Zoo has announced that the baby Sumatran orangutan, born August 7 to parents Lana and Kumar, will be called Adira. Adira is short for Adiratna, an Indonesian name meaning “beautiful jewel.” The winning name was submitted by Julie Terhune from Williamsburg, MI and was selected by the zoo staff members who have been caring for the baby since her birth.

Nearly 100 names were submitted during the zoo’s baby naming contest, which raised close to $1,000 in donations. Those funds will be sent to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme to help support its efforts to protect orangutans and their habitats in their range countries.

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Jeff Bullock
Zoo Administrator


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