A zoo keeper at Indonesia’s Surabaya zoo has landed in trouble after he was arrested and charged with impregnating a female orangutan, reports the Kalimantan Press.
“Some animals seemed sexually aroused when it was time to feed them” explains Akhiroel Yahya, an employee of the zoo for 14 years. “But what made us most suspicious was when we discovered Marylin, our oldest orangutan, was pregnant. She has never been in contact with any other orangutans because of her aggressive nature, so it didn’t make any sense” he acknowledges, visibly troubled by the news.
Then out of curiosity and desire to know, the zoo officials decided on what to do.
“At first, we clearly did not comprehend what had happened,” admits the zoo’s director, Abdoel Hakim. “Marilyn has been secluded for the past 10 years, it was a total mystery,” he acknowledges.
“It is only when we placed several hidden cameras that we learned the horrible truth” he admits, visibly angered by the whole situation.
However, the zoo keeper had denied everything. He denied any wrong doing on his part.