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Jul 24, 2008

30 years of breeding the Sumatran Orangutan

30 years of breeding the Sumatran Orangutan from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - Jersey Zoo

The first Sumatran orang utan was born at Durrell in 1975. Since then nine offsprind have been born to three females

DCWT is committed to supporting the work of the Sumatran Orang utan Conservation Programme (SOCP) headed by a former Jersey keeper. It is one of the most threatened apes, numbering 7,000 individuals at most in the wild.

It is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.

Individuals born at Jersey have been sent to other collections as part of the EEP for the species.

Developed by:  Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - Jersey Zoo

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