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http://www.houstonzoo.org After months of tender loving care and sleepless nights, a team of 50 trained and experienced care givers hand raising Aurora the baby orangutan at the Houston Zoo has achieved its ultimate long-sought goal -- Aurora's 'adoption' by the Zoo's experienced surrogate orangutan mom Cheyenne. Weather permitting, Aurora and Cheyenne may be seen daily at the orangutan habitat in the Houston Zoo's Wortham World of Primates. "We couldn't be more pleased and excited that Cheyenne has accepted the role of surrogate mom for Aurora. It is a great joy to see them together," said Assistant Curator of Primates Lynn Killam. "Dozens of dedicated volunteers and our primate care team invested thousands of hours over 9 months to reach this landmark. We are deeply grateful for the volunteer support we received for this effort," added Killam.