Realm of the Red Ape A New Approach to Orang-utan Husbandry Jason Boyer, Chester Zoo, UK Introduction Orang-utans have been kept at Chester zoo for over 40 years Successfully bred 22 individuals Chester Orang-utans of both species play a major role in the European breeding programme
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Jason Boyer, Chester Zoo, UK
High level viewing
Circuit for mixing orang-utans
No 3-D space
Day time access only
No keeper viewing
Not orang-utan proof!
No viewing between yards for orang-utans
Husbandry restrictionsPlanning the new house:
Of the Red Ape:
Housed with 3.1 family (non-breeding) of Lar Gibbons