Münster (dpa / lnw) - The all-weather zoo in Münster has a new resident: the 23-year-old orangutan Ramon has joined five other members of the same species who had previously lived there, as the zoo announced on Monday. He should take care of the offspring.
It hadn't worked out at his previous place of residence in a zoo in Blackpool in England. Ramon had "good genes", as a zoo spokesman explained. Orangutans may no longer be captured, so breeding is dependent on couples within the zoo population. A new bloodline would be added with Ramon offspring, the spokesman said.
When it comes to "socializing" with your new roommates, you want to take it easy. Born in a zoo in St. Petersburg, Ramon arrived on Friday and met a female orangutan for the first time on Monday. Overall, he should live with four females - two of which would be possible partners - and one male cub. Should conflicts arise with this, the two could also be accommodated separately. But Ramon seems to be a very quiet fellow, said the zoo spokesman.