Oops! Rio Grande Zoo's orangutan is a he, not a she

Published On: Aug 05 2013 07:36:29 AM HST

People who have mistakenly called a man "she" or a woman "he" will appreciate a recent mix-up at the Rio Grande Zoo.

However, this error was not at the expense of a man or woman, but a baby orangutan.

Last spring, the zoo held a huge celebration to announce the birth of a female orangutan.

Zoo staff named her Pixie.

It turns out, they never got a clear look at the newborn because the mother was holding her new baby so close.

During a physical this week, the zoo discovered Pixie is, in fact, male.

Zookeepers have since changed the little guy's name to Pixel.


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