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

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat
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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

Source: Zoofan15 @ ZooChat

 

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