2009-12-10 / Local & State

Zoo’s Baby Orangutan Named Batu

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Zoo’s new baby orangutan has been named.

Visitors to the zoo’s Web site chose the name Batu (BAH’-too) for the Sumatran orangutan born Oct. 2. Batu is the name of a string of Indonesian islands off the coast of Sumatra.

About 3,400 votes were cast. The other name choices were Kadoa (ka-DOE’-ah), meaning “small gift,’’ and Anoano (AH’- no-ah-no), meaning “blessing.’’

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