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New EEP Orangutan Nursery

May 2010

New EEP Orangutan Nursery
Gigit, 11 May 2010
    • Gigit
      May 2010
    • Gavin123
      That looks like a good house. Where is it located within the park?
    • Gigit
      It's attached to the original nursery outdoor enclosure, which is on the right of this photo. This window overlooks the large picnic area near the entrance to the Malagasy wood.
    • Jana
      Is there a need for an orang nursery, are there so many orphans within EEP?
    • Gigit
      Monkey World has experience in hand rearing and re-introducing various apes and monkeys. In the orangutan nursery currently are two of their own youngsters who were rejected and had to be hand reared, Hsiao-Ning and Dinda, Joly who came from Moscow and Lingga from Paris. Aris, from Basel was there but sadly died when he was introduced to one of the adult orang groups. They are assisted by 22 year old orangutan, A-Mei, who also lives in the nursery and acts as foster mother.
      It's the equivalent of the gorilla nursery in Stuttgart.
    • Pertinax
      Most expensive looking building at Monkeyworld .;) Maybe the EEP paid for it, or contributed a major share of the cost?
    • Jana
      Five youngster is quite a lot, thaks for your answer. I asked because there were only 2 hand-reared orangs in Czech zoos in the last 20 years or so.

      btw, both of them (Dahi born 1998 in Dvur Kralove and Filip born 2000 in Hodonin) were successfully re-united with their mothers when 7-8 months old, after they learned to climb and come to bars for bottle-feeding when called. It took a lot of the keeperĀ“s time during these 7-8 months to allow them an almost 24hours contact with a mother (through bars or glass), but both grew into "100% orangs" at the end.
    • Gigit
      If I remember correctly, there was a sign by the worksite last year saying that a benefactor had paid for the new house.
    • Gigit
      Congratulations to the keepers! I suppose that as hand rearing is so time-consuming, there is an advantage to having a central nursery for doing it, though the outcome is that the infants won't be re-united with their own mothers.
    • JamesB
      Its a good building, plenty of climbing opportunities, sadly its positioned in a place where the sun glares on the windows most of the time which is a big let down. From the looks of it, the little ones prefer being inside rather than outside now due to the new house.
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