Sumatran Orangutan in Denver Zoo – Colorado, US
Jaya the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan turned 14.
Jaya celebrated his special day with his mate Eirina, and the pair enjoyed non-toxic, mini bubble baths and their favorite foods wrapped in presents.
Join us in wishing Jaya (and his beautiful beard) a happy belated birthday!
The Sumatran orangutan is one of the three species of orangutans. Critically endangered, and found only in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
It is rarer than the Bornean orangutan, but more common than the recently identified Tapanuli orangutan, also found in Sumatra.
Its common name is based on two separate local words, “orang” and “hutan”, derived from Malay, and translates as ‘person of the forest’.