Our female baby orangutan has been named! Click here for details.
There are three female orangutans, Kumang, Dara and Bella. Bella was born in April 2013 to Kumang. There is one male, Denda. Kumang is also the mother of Dara. Kumang was born in England and came here in 1991. Her daughter, Dara, was born in 1999. Dara was a genetically significant birth because her father, Jiggs, was born in the wild. Denda, born in 2002, came to the Zoo in 2011 from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.
Status in the Wild
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 to plantations, logging and poaching.
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.