The Cinncinnati Zoo’s Orangutans

The Cinncinnati Zoo and Botantical Gardens have two orangutans, one male and one female. Both are Sumatran orangutans and are housed with the gibbons in the Jungle Trails exhibit.

Lana is the female orangutan. She was born on January 26, 1985. She is now 28 years old. She is a gentle and loving great ape. Recently a gibbon in her exhibit had a baby. Lana was following the mother and child around to investigate and hopefully to get a chance to play with the baby.


Henry is a Sumatran orangutan that just transferred from another zoo. Butch left the Cinncinnati Zoo to go breed with another female. Lana is no longer able to breed due to age. Henry is not on a breeding recommendation so him and Lana can keep each other company. Henry enjoys various enrichment, like pinatas stuffed with fruit. Henry is  22 years old and was born on Jan. 1, 1991, at the Albuquerque Zoo. Henry was born on Jan. 1, 1991, at the Albuquerque Zoo. He is 4 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 213 pounds.




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