There are two female orangutans, Kumang and Bella, and one male, Denda. Bella was born in April 2013 to Kumang and Denda. Kumang, born in England, came here in 1991. Denda, born in 2002, came to the Zoo in 2011 from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.
Click here to read all about what went into the transfer of our 14-year-old female, Dara, who moved to the Virginia Zoo in April.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Endangered. Orangutans are the most endangered of all the apes. The Seneca Park Zoo is a participant in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for the orangutan. The danger to orangutans is the habitat destruction of their forests caused by land conversion for palm oil plantations, logging and poaching. What can you do to help orangutans? Click here.
Canopy of lowland forests, swamp forests and in tropical rainforests, orangutans are found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra and in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Various fruits such as mangoes and durian, leaves, seeds, bark, eggs and insects. The diet of an orangutan is very diverse.