Tuan’s Orang-utans

Tuan

Tuan is a male Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who arrived at the park on 24/01/02. We estimate that he was born during 1987. Tuan was found wandering loose in Táichung City, Taiwan and it took 3 days to capture him. He will have been smuggled from the wild as a baby and kept as an illegal pet until he escaped from his previous owners.

A-mei

A-mei is a female Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who arrived at the park on 03/03/04 and we estimate that she was born during 1994. She was smuggled from the wilds of Borneo for the illegal pet trade in Taiwan. Taiwanese authorities confiscated A-mei and she was cared for at the Pingtung Rescue Centre before being re-homed at the park. A-mei had terrible dental problems when she came to the park and has had two operations to remove and root-fill infected teeth. She is a sociable orang-utan who likes interacting with other individuals, especially the youngsters.

Lucky

Lucky is a female Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who was smuggled from the wilds of Borneo for the illegal pet trade in Taiwan. She was confiscated by the Taiwanese Authorities from an amusement arcade in Kaoshiung county. Lucky arrived at the park on 21/07/01 and we estimate that she was born during 1995. Lucky is a quiet but feisty individual who prefers the company of males and youngsters rather than other females.

Awan

Awan is a female Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who 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 who 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. Awan is a very confident and playful individual.

RoRo

RoRo is a female Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) who arrived at Monkey World on 19/07/2000. We estimate she was born during 1988. RoRo was smuggled from the wild and kept as a pet, in a cage, in the kitchen of someone’s house in Taiwan before she was confiscated by Taiwanese Authorities.  In Chinese “RoRo” means “tender”.  In 2003 Ro-Ro gave birth to Hsiao-ning, and Dinda in 2006. Ro-Ro is a very independent orang-utan who likes her own company.

Hujan

Hujan is a male Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) that was born at Krefeld Zoo on 01/06/17.  His mother cared for him for the first weeks of his life before falling very ill.  She needed intensive care so Hujan was cared for by the Krefeld keepers and when they tried to give the baby back to her she would not take him.  Hujan arrived at Monkey World on 11/03/19 and was introduced slowly to Tuan’s group.

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