In our final episode of our three-part series, our orangutans settle in after their big move south and are introduced to their new home at Orana Park.
As one of their early morning tasks, primate team leader Amy with senior primate keeper Craig head off to cut some fresh breakfast browse for our vegetation-loving primates.
This is one of the tasks our team will continue in the coming weeks and months as Amy and the primate team will be tag-teaming to make sure there is always a primate keeper from Auckland Zoo in Christchurch to give our orangutan the continuity of their support and care. Next, our orangutans are introduced to their new day room before venturing out into Orana Park’s purpose built enclosure for Great Apes. In this environment they will be the new neighbours to three silverback gorillas – leading to some exciting interactions for them!