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Sumatran Orangutan

Sumatran Orangutan

The Sumatran orangutan is a critically endangered species found on the island of Sumatra.

With long arms and short legs, they are arboreal mammals that are well-adapted for climbing. Endemic to Sumatra, Indonesia, they lead semi-nomadic lives, building treetop nests at night. Deforestation poses a severe threat as they travel and live primarily in tropical/subtropical forests, now diminishing due to activities like logging, mining, and palm oil farming. Additionally, poaching and the illegal pet trade further endanger them due to their slow reproductive rate.

Housing the only orangutans in Canada, the Toronto Zoo participates in and contributes to the management and support of Sumatran orangutans through research, husbandry, management, and education. Working with other accredited facilities, the Toronto Zoo helps maintain the genetic health and population numbers of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans in captivity and in the wild.

By adopting a Toronto Zoo animal, your support will help to safeguard the future of species, like the Sumatran orangutan, for future generations. Help us to preserve and protect our planet, and the incredible wildlife that call it home.

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$25 Animal Advocate Adoption includes: 

  • Digital Certificate (will be sent to donor's email within 2 business days)
  • Full charitable tax receipt for donor