Denver Zoo is home to six Sumatran orangutans, living in two distinct groups. Eirina and Jaya are younger companions not yet ready to start their own families; Berani lives with partner Nias, daugher Cerah and stepdaughter Hesty. This family group is particularly special because it’s highly unusual for adult male orangutans to accept unrelated offspring as their own.
This intelligent and fascinating species is critically endangered. With your symbolic adoption of a plush orangutan, you’re helping to ensure that our six amazing individuals continue to get world-class care. You’re also supporting our work with the Species Survival Program, which helps zoos and aquariums around the world optimize the health and breeding of their animal residents.