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Revamped Orang Utan Island, Singapore Zoo

The old metal/telegraph pole structure was removed and live ficus trees planted to make the exhibit more natural looking. The island houses the old Bornean/hybird males and females.

Revamped Orang Utan Island, Singapore Zoo
Zooish, 31 Aug 2007
    • Zooish
      The old metal/telegraph pole structure was removed and live ficus trees planted to make the exhibit more natural looking.

      The island houses the old Bornean/hybird males and females.
    • orang09
      is this where orangutan ah meng lives ? and do you know anything eles about the orangurtans at sinapore zoo - i know they have a lot ! do you know names , numbers etc many thanks
    • Zooish
      Ah Meng stays mostly in an off-exhibit enclosure these days due to her age and the fact that she isn't the nicest of orangs.

      There are 17 Borneans, 3 hybrids and 5 Sumatrans at the zoo.
      These are the names i know:

      Bornean females:
      Anita
      Atina
      Binte
      Leela
      Niah
      Miri

      Bornean males:
      Bento
      Budi
      Labu
      Veera
      Gunta
      Suria
      Merlin
      Zabu

      Sumatran females:
      Ah Meng
      Sayang
      Chomel

      Sumatran males:
      Charlie
      Satria

      Hybird female:
      Medan

      Hybrid male:
      Riau
    • Writhedhornbill
      By is the nicest, do you mean that she'll throw objects or attempt to stab with sticks, or her appearence?
    • Zooish
      She doesn't get along well with the other orang utans. Maybe she knows she's special and behaves a little like a diva. Most of the time she's off-exhibit with one of her daughters/ grand-daughters for company.

      Only a couple of keepers who've been working with her since she was young can work comfortably with her. Ah Meng's rather uncooperative with the other younger keepers.
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