- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A baby Bornean orangutan has died at the Jackson Zoo.

Animal Care Supervisor Willie Bennett says the 6-month-old orangutan was found Thursday by zoo staff in the overnight keeping quarters with his mom, Sabah.

Bennett says the cause of death has not been determined. He says the mother appears to be doing well.

Sabah came to the Jackson Zoo in April 2013 from the Pittsburgh Zoo. The infant was born on April 24, 2014, and was named Kayu by his keeper.

Bornean Orangutans are classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, with less than 55,000 in the wild.

Bennett says baby orangutans are carried by the mother for the first year, and then the baby will begin to travel on its own.

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