Previously in our three-part series our team – and our orangutans – were heading to Auckland Airport to catch their flight to Orana Park in Christchurch.

Our senior primate keepers Amy, Craig and vet An made it to Christchuch but due to a thick blanket of fog around Christchurch Airport the scheduled cargo flight for our orangutans was cancelled later that evening - this led to a search for the next available flight that could accommodate three crates with three special Bornean orangutans inside!


Episode Two: Orangutans on the move to Orana Park

Watch as our Orangutan take their big journey south!

Thankfully the amazing team at New Zealand Post came to the rescue and with a bit of kiwi ingenuity our orangutans were booked on their parcel carrier the following day!

Stay tuned for our next and final episode tomorrow where you will see how our orangutan are settling in to their temporary home for the next two years in Christchurch.