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Oregon Zoo names baby orangutan after famous Dolly Parton song

Jolene was born on April 13 to to start with-time mother Kitra.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Just one of the Oregon Zoo’s newest residents lastly has a name!

The zoo’s new little one orangutan has been named Jolene, encouraged by the typical Dolly Parton song and individuals flaming locks of auburn hair.

Jolene was born on April 13 to 1st-time mother Kitra.

Mainly because they had been offering Kitra and her new child a lot of space to bond, zookeepers say they couldn’t validate irrespective of whether the toddler was a boy or a lady until eventually a short while ago. The moment they figured it out, the zoo suggests their keeper group understood precisely what they’d name her.

“They’ve been participating in the song on repeat ever considering that!” Kate Gilmore, who oversees the zoo’s primate location, stated.

20-calendar year-old Kitra moved to Oregon from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio again in 2015.

“Kitra can decide irrespective of whether she and Jolene are up for a excursion outside the house or if they’d relatively have privateness,” Gilmore mentioned. “As Jolene gets older and much more curious, we anticipate them to be exterior a lot more and much more.”

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