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The Orangutan Nursery is one of the three Orangutan Groups at Monkey World. It is home to young orangutans that have either been born at the park and have been rejected or were born in the wild or zoo and have been rejected, orphaned or smuggled. They remain in this group until they are old enough to join Tuan's Group or Gordon's Group or be placed in zoos as part of breeding programmes.


MembersEdit

OshineEdit

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Oshine

Oshine is a female orangutan and is estimated to have been born in 1997. She was born in Indonesia, but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. She lived in South Africa with her owners, who would feed her treats, causing Oshine to become obese. She arrived at Monkey World in 2010 and was given a proper diet. She became foster mother at the nursery. She is 20/21 years old.

JinEdit

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Jin

Jin is a male Bornean Orangutan and was born at Monkey World on 12 November 2009. He is Gordon and Hsiao-Quai's son, Kai's younger half-brother, Awan's adoptive brother and Amy and Banghi's grandson. He is to move to Dublin Zoo in 2018. He is 8 years old.

SilvestreEdit

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Silvestre

Silvestre (pronounced Sylvester) is a male Sumatran Orangutan and was born on 31 December 2009. He was born at Santillana Zoo in Spain, but was rejected by his mother and was cared for by the zoo's staff. He arrived at Monkey World in 2010 and was placed in the nursery and bounded with Oshine. He is 8 years old.

Bulu MataEdit

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Bulu Mata

Bulu Mata is a male Sumatran Orangutan and was born on 4 September 2014 at Budapest Zoo. Sadly, Bulu Mata's mother died a week after his birth and he was cared for by the zoo's staff. He arrived at Monkey World on 9 December 2014. He is 4 years old.

RiekeEdit

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Rieke

Rieke is a female Sumatran Orangutan and was born on 12 January 2015 at Zoo Berlin. Sadly, Rieke's mother rejected her and she was cared for by the zoo's staff. She arrived at Monkey World on 23 February 2015. She is 3 years old.

MimiEdit

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Mimi

Mimi is a female Bornean Orangutan and was born on 17 August 2015 at Moscow Zoo. Sadly, Mimi's mother rejected her and she was cared for by the zoo's staff until she arrived at Monkey World on 5 May 2017. She is the younger sister of Joly (who later moved into Tuan's Group before moving to Rio Safari Elche in Spain with Kai and Lingga). She is 2 years old.

Former MembersEdit

GordonEdit

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Gordon

Gordon is a male Bornean Orangutan who was born at Monkey World on 9th December 1997 to Amy and her late mate Banghi and is the father of Jin. He was the first orangutan to be born at Monkey World. He now leads his own group. He is 20 years old.

Hsiao-QuaiEdit

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Hsiao-Quai

Hsiao-Quai was a female Bornean Orangutan and was estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. She was later confiscated and taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre in Taiwan and shared an enclosure with Lucky and Hsiao-Lan. She arrived at Monkey World in 2001 alongside Lucky and later Hsiao-Lan and Tuan. She had two sons; Kai (born 2005) (whom she had with Tuan) and Jin (born 2009) (whom she had with Gordon). She also became adoptive mother to Awan after Hsiao-Lan rejected her. Following this, Hsiao-Quai moved into the nursery with Jin and Awan. In 2017, she and Awan moved into Tuan's Group. She was the first and so far only orangutan at the park to raise her own children. She sadly died later in 2017 from heart failure after contracting a urinary tract infection. She was 22/23 years old.

KaiEdit

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Kai

Kai is a male Bornean Orangutan and was born at Monkey World on 15th March 2005. He is the son of Hsiao-Quai and Tuan and Hsiao-Ning, Dinda, Jin and Awan's half-brother. He used to live with Gordon, but was moved into the nursery after the latter matured and began to see Kai as a threat. In 2016, as part of a breeding programme, Kai was moved to Rio Safari Elche in Spain along with Joly and Lingga. He is 13 years old.

JolyEdit

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Joly

Joly is a female Bornean Orangutan and was captive born at Moscow Zoo on 9th June 2005, but was rejected by her mother and had to be hand reared. She later moved to Monkey World on 17th March 2006 and lived in the nursery. Upon reaching adolescence, Joly and Lingga were moved into Tuan's group. In 2016, as part of a breeding programme, Joly was moved to Rio Safari Elche in Spain with Kai and Lingga. She is also the older sister of Mimi.

LinggaEdit

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Lingga

Lingga is a female Bornean Orangutan and was captive born at Menagerie de Jardin Des Plantes in Paris on 29th August 2005, but was rejected by her mother. After two years of failed attempts to intergrate Lingga into an adult orangutan group, she moved to Monkey World in 22nd July 2007 and lived in the nursery. Upon reaching adolescence, Lingga and Joly were moved into Tuan's group. In 2016, as part of a breeding programme, Lingga was moved to Rio Safari Elche in Spain with Kai and Joly.

Hsiao-NingEdit

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Hsiao-Ning

Hsiao-Ning is a female Bornean Orangutan and was born at Monkey World on 31 August 2003. She is Tuan and RoRo's daughter, Dinda's older sister and Kai and Awan's half-sister. Her name is Chinese fot "Sunrise" as she was the first orangutan to be born at the park for it's orangutan breeding programme. She had to be hand reared after RoRo rejected her, due to lack of parental skills. She eventually moved into the nursery. Upon failing to fit in with any of the park's orangutan groups, an adolescent Hsiao-Ning was moved to Rostock Zoo in Germany in 2012 for a breeding programme where she was put in an enclosure with another female named Miri and a male named Sabas. She was later joined by her sister Dinda three years later. In 2017, Hsiao-Ning gave birth to a daughter named Niah (whom she had with Sabas) and has been able to care for her. In February 2018, she became an aunt after Dinda gave birth to a daughter named Lintang. She is 15 years old.

ArisEdit

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Aris

Aris was a young male Sumatran Orangutan who was born 18th October 2003. He moved to Monkey World to be with his own kind as he had previously been living with young gorillas after he was rejected by his mother. He arrived at Monkey World on 3rd of February 2005. He along with Hsiao-Ning were the first orangutans in the orangutan nursery. He was moved to Gordon's Group in early December 2007. He received a knee wound during a rough play session with Gordon and later got it stitched up. However something went wrong and that night he had a stroke. The primate care staff tried to help him for a few days but Aris didn't improve. He was put to sleep on 5th Decmber 2007. He was 4 years old.

DindaEdit

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Dinda

Dinda  is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born at Monkey World on 6th July 2006. She is Tuan and Roro's daughter, Hsiao-Ning's younger sister and Kai and Awan's half sister. She was rejected by Roro and the staff attempted to have Hsiao-Quai (who at the time, was still breastfeeding her Kai) care for her. However, Hsiao-Quai kept squeezing Dinda's head whenever the infant cried due to being unable to latch onto Hsiao-Quai's nipple. This resulted in Dinda being hand reared until she could join the nursery. In 2015, Dinda was moved to Rostock Zoo in Germany to join her sister Hsiao-Ning, who lived with two other orangutans named Miri (a female) and Sabas (a male). In 2017, Dinda becamd an aunt after Hsiao-Ning gave birth to a daughter named Niah. In February 2018, Dinda gave birth to a daughter named Lintang (whom she had with Sabas). She is 12 years old.

A-MeiEdit

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A-Mei

A-Mei is a female Bornean Oranutan and is estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild for the pet trade. She later lived at the Pingtung Rescue Centre. She came to Monkey World on 3 March 2004. She was the first foster mother of the group. She now lives in Tuan's Group. She is 23/24 years old.

AwanEdit

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Awan

Awan is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born at Monkey World in 2012. She is Hsiao-Lan and Tuan's daughter, Hsiao-Ning, Kai and Dinda's half-sister, Hsiao-Quai's adoptive daughter and Jin's adoptive sister. She was born into Gordon's group following Hsiao-Lan's move there from Tuan's group. She was rejected by her mother shortly after birth, but was cared for by Hsiao-Quai (who at the time was still providing milk for her and Gordon's then 3-year-old son Jin). She later moved into the nursery with her adoptive mother and brother. In 2017, Awan went with Hsiao-Quai into Tuan's group. Following Hsiao-Quai's death, Awan is cared for by the groups other females. She is 6 years old.

RoRoEdit

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RoRo

RoRo is a female Bornean Orangutan and is estimated to have been born in 1988. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild as an infant to become a pet. Years later, she was placed in the Pingtung Rescue Centre in Taiwan. She came to Monkey World in 2000. She has had two daughters with Tuan; Hsiao-Ning (born in 2003) and Dinda (born in 2006). However she rejected them, resulting in them being hand reared, before they moved to the nursery and later Rosack Zoo. She is maternal grandmother to Hsiao-Ning and Dinda's daughters Niah and Lintang. She lives in Tuan's Group. She is 29/30 years old.