Tropics Complex

Tropics Complex

Opening in 2023

At the south end of the Zoo, in the area previously occupied by rhino and the main building, will be a state-of-the-art Tropics complex, featuring animals from the ecosystems of Borneo and Madagascar.  This will include naturalistic orangutan habitat enabling climbing and more “tree-top-like” movement.  The new tropics complex will also feature ring-tailed lemurs.  Other animals from these ecosystems will be incorporated as well.

Bornean Orangutans

Orangutans are the largest tree-living and fruit-eating animal on Earth. Orangutan in Malay means, “person of the forest.” They’re found on the Indonesian island of Borneo and in Malaysia.

Ring Tailed Lemurs

Ring-tailed lemurs are found in tropical dry forest and spiny bush of southern and southwestern Madagascar. They spend about 40% of their time on the ground – the most of any lemur species.

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