Oldest Sumatran orangutan (62) died

Oldest Sumatran orangutan (62) died

World June 19, 2018 08:09

perth - The oldest Sumatran orangutan in the world died at the age of 62 in the Perth zoo. That is what Australian media report.

Puan was euthanised because she suffered from many old-age ailments that made her life unbearable. Apologist Holly Thompson said it was difficult but it was the right decision to give the old monkey a respectful end.

Since 1968, Puan has been living in the zoo and is officially included in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest of its kind. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Sumatran orangutans normally become 45 years old.

It is generally assumed that Puan was born in 1956 in the jungle of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Puan had 54 offspring spread in zoos around the world. Some monkeys have been expelled in the jungle of Sumatra.

According to the WWF, about 5600 Sumatran orangutans live in the wild.

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