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At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

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Nursery Orang-utans

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Hsiao-quai

Hsiao-quai is a female orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who arrived at the park on 21/07/01 and we estimate that she was born during 1994. Hsiao-quai was smuggled from the wild before she was rescued by the Taiwanese Authorities. She was found abandoned with a young male orang-utan in front of a private park in Pingtung City, Taiwan. Hsiao-quai means “good little child” in Chinese.

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Awan

Awan is a female orang-utan that was born at the park on 02/05/12. Her father is Tuan and her mother is Hsiao-lan. However when she was seen for the first time it was Hsiao-quai that was carrying the baby. Awan was taken from Hsiao-quai to see if Hsiao-lan would take her baby and care for her, but she was not interested. Awan was given back to Hsiao-quai, who is a wonderful mother and was already feeding her 3 year old son, Jin. Awan means "cloud" in Indonesian.

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Oshine

Oshine is a female Orang-utan that we believe was born in the wild and then captured as an infant in Indonesia.  She was then moved to South Africa as an exotic pet.  We estimate she was born in 1997 and she arrived at Monkey World 13 years later on 31/08/10.  As an infant, she was given to a couple living in South Africa to raise as a pet in their home.  Oshine grew up in the house wearing clothes and eating a human diet.  At 6-7 years old she became too difficult to keep in the house and the family built her an enclosure of her own.  With little exercise and a diet which included sweets and processed food, Oshine developed a weight problem.

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Jin


Jin is a male orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who was born at Monkey World on 12/11/09. He is the second son of Hsiao-quai, he is Gordon’s first born, and brother to Kai. The name “Jin” means handsome in Chinese.

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Silvestre

Silvestre is a male Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii).  Silvestre was born on 31/12/09 at Santillana Zoo in Spain.  Sadly his mother abandoned him so keepers at the zoo cared for him for the first 11 months of his life.  On 02/12/10 he was brought to Monkey World to join our orang-utan creche so that he could grow up with other orang-utans.  

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Bulu Mata

Bulu Mata is a male Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelli) who was born at Budapest Zoo on 04/09/14. One week after his birth his mother sadly passed away leaving the tiny baby an orphan. Keepers at Budapest Zoo cared for Bulu Mata for the next few weeks while making arrangements for him to move to our orang-utan creche here at Monkey World. He arrived at the park on 09/12/14 where primate care staff continued to care for him until he was strong enough to move into the nursery.

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Rieke

Rieke is a female Sumatran orang-utan that was born at Zoo Berlin on 12/01/15.  Sadly her mother refused to care for her, so keepers cared for the tiny infant. On 23/02/15, Rieke arrived at Monkey World to join our orang-utan creche.  Rieke and Bulu Mata are now growing up in the nursery together.