Bornean orangutan twins were born at the Zoological & Botanical Gardens last July, the first pigeon pair to be born there. They consist of elder brother Wan Wan and younger sister Wah Wah.
Weighing about 5kg, they sleep 12 hours a day. They eat five times a day, including two meals of baby food and fruit, just like human babies.
The gardens’ staff took custody of the twins after they noticed their mother Raba would not breastfeed them.
The veterinarians’ efforts to bring the twins and their mother together are starting to pay off after seven months’ work. Raba is finally responding positively to the twins by getting close to them.