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Tuan's Group are one of the three Orangutan groups at Monkey World.

MembersEdit

  • Tuan is a male Bornean Orangutan and is estimated to have been born in 1987. He was wild born, but was captured as a baby to be kept as a pet. When he was 13, he either escaped his owners or was released, but was later caught and taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre in Taiwan. He arrived at Monkey World in 2002 and has fathered four children; Hsiao-Ning (born 2003) and Dinda (born 2006) (whom he had with RoRo), Kai (born 2005) (whom he had with Hsiao-Quai) and Awan (born 2012) (whom he had with Hsiao-Lan). He is also maternal grandfather to Hsiao-Ning and Dinda's daughters Niah and Lintang. He is 30/31 years old.
  • A-mei is a female Bornean Orangutan and is estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born but taken from the wild to be a pet. She was eventually confiscated and taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre. She arrived at Monkey World in 2004. She previously served as foster mother in the Orangutan Nursery before moving into this group. She is 23/24 years old.
  • Lucky is a female Bornean Orangutan and is estimated to have been born in 1995. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. She was confisacted from an amusement arcade and was taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre. She arrived at Monkey World in 2001. She is 22/23 years old.
  • 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 for the illegal pet trade. She was kept in a cage in her owner's kitchen, but was later confiscated by the Taiwanese authorities and taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre. She arrived at Monkey World in 2000. She has had two daughters with Tuan; Hsiao-Ning (born 2003) and Dinda (born 2006), but rejected both (due to not having learnt parenting skills due to being taken from the wild at a young age), resulting in them being hand reared. In 2017, Ro-Ro was moved into the Orangutan Nursery where she acted as foster mother to a newly arrived Mimi, before moving back to this group due to not getting on with the nursery's other foster mother Oshine. She is maternal grandmother to Hsiao-Ning and Dinda's daughters Niah and Lintang. She is 29/30 years old.
  • Awan is a female Bornean Orangutan and was born at Monkey World on 2 May 2012. She is Tuan and Hsiao-Lan's daughter, Hsiao-Quai's adoptive daughter, Kai, Hsiao-Ning and Dinda's half-sister and Jin's adoptive sister. Awan was rejected by her mother, but was cared for by Hsiao-Quai. She moved into the Orangutan Nursery, but later moved back into Tuan's group. Following Hsiao-Quai's death in 2017, Awan is cared for by the other females in the group. She is 5 years old.

Former MembersEdit

  • Amy is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born at a private zoo on 23 September 1983. She was rejected by her mother at birth and was hand reared by Monkey World's co-founder Jeremy Keeling (who at the time, worked at the private zoo). Upon reaching maturity, Amy was paired with a male orangutan named Banghi (who sadly died in 1998), with whom she had her son Gordon in 1997. Due to being hand reared, Amy rejected Gordon, who was hand reared. She bounded with Gordon when he was around two years old. She mated with Tuan in 2008 and gave birth to a daughter, who sadly died shortly afterwards. Amy now lives in a seperate group with Gordon and Hsiao-Lan. She is 34 years old.
  • Gordon is a male Bornean Orangutan who was born at Monkey World to Amy and her late mate Banghi on 9 December 1997. He was rejected at birth by Amy (due to being hand reared after she too was rejected by her mother) and had to be hand reared. He eventually bounded with Amy at two years old. He currently lives in a seperate group with Amy and Hsiao-Lan. In November 2009, Gordon became a father after mating with a female orangutan named Hsiao-Quai, who gave birth to a son named Jin. He is 20 years old.
  • Hsiao-Lan is a female Bornean Orangutan who is estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born, but was smuggled as an infant and was confiscated by Taiwanese authorites after being found at an arcade. She later lived at the Pingtung Rescue Centre where she lived with Hsiao-Quai and Lucky. She came to Monkey World in 2002. In 2012, Hsiao-Lan gave birth a daughter named Awan (whom she had with Tuan), but rejected her due to lack of parenting skills. Fortunatly, Hsiao-Quai took in Awan and cared for her. Hsiao-Lan now lives in a seperate group with Amy and Gordon. She is 23/24 years old.
  • Joly is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born in 2005 and came to Monkey World in 2006 from Moscow Zoo. She orginally lived in the Orangutan Nursery. She and Lingga joined this group after reaching adolescence. Joly, along with Lingga and Kai, now lives in Rio Safari Elche in Spain. She is 12/13 years old.
  • Lingga is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born in 2005 and came to Monkey World in 2007 from Paris. She used to live in the Orangutan Nursery until moving to this group with Joly upon reaching adolescence. She, along with Joly and Kai, now lives at Rio Safari Elche in Spain. She is 12/13 years old.


  • Hsiao-Quai was a female Bornean Orangutan who was estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born, but was smuggled as an infant. She was later confiscated by Taiwanese authorites and brought to Pingtung Rescue Centre and shared an enclosure with Hsiao-Lan and Lucky. She came to Monkey World in 2001. In 2005, Hsiao-Quai mated with Tuan and had a son with him named Kai. In 2009, she mated with Gordon and had another son named Jin. In 2012, Hsiao-Quai adopted Awan after Hsiao-Lan rejected her. She was the first and so far only orangutan at the park to raise her own children. She sadly died in 2017 from heart failure after contracting a urinary tract infection. She was 22/23 years old.