Dublin Zoo is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Orangutan Forest is now open!
Orangutan Forest was inspired by the natural environment of the Bornean orangutans, the tropical rainforests of Borneo. Orangutans are arboreal animals that spend the majority of the time in the trees of their rainforest home.
The most spectacular feature of the new habitat is eleven trees, between 7 and 12 meters high that will encourage the orangutans’ natural climbing behaviour.
The new three dimensional habitat is five times bigger than their old home, extending to 1,300 m2. It includes a new island some 80 metres long and 20 metres wide.
Orangutan Forest will be home to Sibu (37), his mate Leonie (35), their daughter Riona (10) and niece Mujur, born in Dublin Zoo in 2005. The orangutans will share the habitat with siamang gibbons, also found in South East Asia.