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Camera to monitor orangutan birth

A special camera has been installed at a zoo in Jersey to monitor the pregnancy and birth of an orangutan.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust keepers installed the "Orang-Cam" in the orangutan enclosure to capture footage of Dana, who is pregnant.

The great ape, who arrived in Jersey from Hanover Zoo in July last year, is due to give birth this week.

Orang-Cam is the first in a series of cameras to be placed around the grounds at the zoo.

The Sumatran orangutan is one of the world's most endangered species of great ape, which are thought to number just 7,000 individuals in the wild.



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