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Public asked to name new Orangutang baby at Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo has for many years been one of the top attractions in town and visitors are now being given the chance to name one of the zoo’s newest arrivals, a baby Bornean Orangutang.


Public asked to name new Orangutang baby at Blackpool Zoo 


A tiny Bornean Orangutang baby born in June has been very much the centre of attention at Blackpool Zoo since his birth and members of the public have the chance to name the new arrival. 

Bornean Orangutang are an endangered species and as such, the birth of a baby to first-time mother Jingga has been warmly welcomed by all involved with Blackpool Zoo. The new arrival has grabbed the attention of visitors who are being given the chance to name what is the first Bornean orangutang to be born at Blackpool Zoo in over twenty years.

Naming the baby orangutang will help raise funds for the Orangutang Foundation charity and this will be achieved via a Just Giving page which has been created for anyone to donate and suggest a suitable name. The member of the public whose name is chosen will be handed a family ticket to see the baby orangutang.

Section Head of Blackpool Zoo, Luke Minns, said: “It has been wonderful to see this very special baby capture the hearts of visitors over the summer.

“One of the team suggested that we give our supporters the chance to name him while raising money for a charity that works to protect the critically endangered species, and everyone agreed!

“This means that the baby will have a direct impact on the many projects aimed at saving his wild cousins.

“We are open to any suggestions, from names that hail from his native Borneo to celebrities or inspirational heroes.

“We can’t wait to officially name the youngster and look forward to seeing what people come up with!”

The competition for naming the baby orangutang closes on Sunday, 17th September 2023. To make a donation and suggest a name, visit: