PHOTOS: You Can Now Visit Baby Orangutan at Smithsonian’s National Zoo

For the first time in 25 years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a newborn Bornean orangutan earlier this month -- a baby keepers have named Redd. The zoo's Great Ape House reopened Tuesday morning, so you might be able to get an in-person peek at the new mom and baby.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo
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Alex Reddy, Smithsonian's National Zoo
For the first time in 25 years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a newborn Bornean orangutan earlier this month -- a baby keepers have named Redd. The zoo's Great Ape House reopened Tuesday morning, so you might be able to get an in-person peek at the new mom and baby.
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Amanda Bania, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Batang and her infant in the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Vets believe she conceived Feb. 2 -- they found out via a regular human pregnancy test!
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Ann Batdorf, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Keepers began teaching Batang three years ago how to care for a baby, including showing her how to hold one upright, how to give it to keepers for bottle feedings and how to place the baby in a specially designed box when asked, the zoo said.
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@NationalZoo, Twitter
Keepers said shortly after Redd's birth that both Mom and baby were doing well. "She's attentive, holds him gently & nurses him: all encouraging signs!" the zoo posted on Twitter.
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Ann Batdorf, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The National Zoo announced Batang's pregnancy in June via Facebook Live.
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Ann Batdorf, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Batang climbs at the National Zoo in May.
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Ann Batdorf, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Batang (L) and dad Kyle (R) at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in June 2014. The two bred in January after a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan, the zoo said.
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