Willow

Willow is the younger sister of Wanita and has never resided at Auckland Zoo. She is the last of her family remaining at Taronga Zoo. There are plans for her and a hybrid male to be transferred to Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand, in 2016.

Sub-species: Hybrid (Bornean-Sumatran)

Gender: Female

Current Location: Taronga Zoo, AU

Date of Birth: 9 May ’85 at Taronga Zoo, AU

Mother: Wendy

Father: NA

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Wendy

Wendy has never resided at Auckland Zoo. However, she was the mother of current Auckland Zoo resident Wanita. In her lifetime, she gave birth to three other offspring; the youngest being Willow, born on the 9th of May 1985.

Sub-species: Sumatran

Gender: Female

Died: 2001

Date of Birth: 1961

Mother: Helen

Father: Rufus

Source: Zoofan15 @ Zoochat

Helen

Helen was born in 1949. She has never resided at Auckland Zoo, however was the ‘grandmother’ of current Auckland Zoo resident orangutan Wanita. Helen was transferred to Taronga Zoo, Australia, in 1956 and died in 1970.

Sub-species: Sumatran

Gender: Female

Died: 1970

Date of Birth: 1949

Mother: Unknown

Father: Unknown

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Turvey

Turvey was born in the wild around the year 1954. He arrived at Auckland Zoo on the 11th of December in 1956.

Sub-species: Sumatran

Gender: Male

Died: 16 Jun 71 at Auckland Zoo

Date of Birth: Around 1954

Mother: Unknown

Father: Unknown

Topsy

Topsy was born in the wild around the year 1954. She arrived at Auckland Zoo on the 11th of December in 1956. She gave birth to a stillborn baby on 29 May 1967. Topsy was originally imported to Taronga Zoo, Australia, along with Turvey and three other orangutans; a male, Charlie; and two females, Helen and Leslie.

Sub-species: Sumatran

Gender: Female

Died: 9 Nov 68 at Auckland Zoo

Date of Birth: Around 1954

Mother: Unknown

Father: Unknown

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Madju

Madju was born at Auckland Zoo. He is currently the youngest orangutan in New Zealand. Madju enjoys playing in boxes, and also learning new things as he is getting more independent and mature as he grows. In December 2015, Madju will be transferred to Busch Gardens in Florida, USA.

Gender: Male

Current Location: Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 9 Nov 05

Mother: Melur

Father: Charlie

Datuk

Datuk was born at Auckland Zoo and was transferred to Taronga Zoo, Australia, on the 13th of December 1996. He was the first ever surviving birth of an orangutan in New Zealand.

Gender: Male

Died: 4 Apr 98 at Taronga, AU

Date of Birth: 18 May 89

Mother: Dara

Father: Horst

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Dara

Dara was born at Frankfurt Zoo and was transferred to Auckland Zoo, alongside Horst, in 1983. She died after contracting a septaceamia infection during childbirth.

Gender: Female

Died: 25 Jun 00 at Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 16 Jun 77 at Frankfurt Zoo, Germany

Mother: Radja

Father: Karl

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Isim

Isim was born at Auckland Zoo.  He, unlike most orangutans, likes water. Isim has a laid-back personality. There are plans for Isim to be transferred to Los Angeles, USA, in November 2015.

Gender: Male

Current Location:  Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 15 Jun 94

Mother: Indra

Father: Horst

Gangsa

Gangsa was born at Hong Kong Zoo. Her favourite things are food and interacting with enrichment items. Gangsa resided at Taronga Zoo in Australia before coming to Auckland Zoo in 2001. She will be transferred to Los Angeles Zoo, USA, in November 2015.

Gender: Female

Current Location:  Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 31 Dec 89 at Hong Kong Zoo

Mother: Surabaya

Father: Laki

Intan

Intan was born at Auckland Zoo in 1989. She was transferred to America in 2009, first residing at Busch Gardens in Florida, then moving to Los Angeles Zoo in June 2011 before finally being transferred to Kansas Zoo on 5 November 2013 where she passed away just over a month after.

Gender: Female

Died: 12 Dec 12 at Kansas Zoo

Date of Birth: 17 Mar 89 at Auckland Zoo

Mother: Indra

Father: Horst

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Melur

Melur was born at Hong Kong Zoo.  She enjoys time to herself, and loves building nests to sleep in overnight. Melur spent several years at Taronga Zoo in Australia before moving to Auckland Zoo in 2001.On the 8th of August 2002 she gave birth. Sadly the baby did not survive.

Gender: Female

Current Location:  Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 11 Jun 88 at Hong Kong Zoo

Mother: Yasmin

Father: Laki

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Charlie

Charlie was born at Singapore Zoo. He is currently the oldest male orangutan living in New Zealand. Charlie has a cool and calm personality. He has resided at Auckland Zoo since March 1984.

Gender: Male

Current Location:  Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 21 Mar 81 at Singapore Zoo

Mother: Girlie

Father: Zabu

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Indra

Indra was born in Holland, then being transferred to Auckland Zoo in August 1983, residing there for over 20 years before moving to Busch Gardens.

Gender: Female

Current Location: Busch Gardens, USA

Date of Birth: 7 Sep 80 at Rotterdam Zoo, Netherlands

Mother: Petra

Father: Pi-ku

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Wanita

Wanita is the oldest orangutan in New Zealand. She was born at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Her and Madju spend time playing together. Wanita is a Bornean/Sumatran hybrid and came to Auckland Zoo on the 6th of March 2001 along with Melur and Gangsa.

Sub-species: Hybrid (Bornean-Sumatran)

Gender: Female

Current Location:  Auckland Zoo, NZ

Date of Birth: 23 Mar 79

Mother: Wendy

Father: Roy

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

Horst

Horst was born at Frankfurt Zoo in Germany. He arrived at Auckland Zoo in 1983 and resided there for at least 20 years, before arriving at Busch Gardens.

Gender: Male

Current Location: Busch Gardens, USA

Date of Birth: 21 Jan 78

Mother: Palem

Father: Karl