Great Ape Updates

Philadelphia Zoo is pleased to announce that Tua, a 24-year-old Sumatran orangutan, is pregnant -- the baby is expected in early summer.

Philadelphia Zoo has three Sumatran orangutans: 24-year-old Tua, 21-year-old Sugi and 7-year-old Batu. The baby will be among the first generation of animals to grow up and explore through Zoo360, the Zoo’s a first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration system.

Sumatran Orangutans are listed as Critically Endangered in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to expansion of agriculture, logging and deforestation.