Christening Ceremony for Orangutan "Bagong"

ID: SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1620]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1970

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 15, Image No. OPA-1620

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Christening ceremony for one month old male orangutan Bagong at the residence of Indonesia's Ambassador to the United States, Soedjatmoko, with foster mother Louise Gallagher, wife of the Headkeeper of the Division of Small Mammals and Primates at the National Zoological Park, Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Mary Livingston Ripley, and Soedjatmoko, his wife, Ratmini Gandasubrata, and daughters. Bagong was born on March 4 to National Zoo orangutans Archie and Jennie.


  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Ripley, Mary Livingston
  • Gallagher, Louise
  • Soedjatmoko 1922-1989
  • Gandasubrata, Ratmini
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 15, Image No. OPA-1620

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  • 1970
  • April 7, 1970

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