WATCH: Perth zoo heartbroken after world’s oldest Sumatran Orangutan dies

Puan, the worlds oldest Sumatran Orangutan, has died at Perth Zoo.

The 62-year-old was put to sleep on Monday after deteriorating due to age related complications.

Her heartbroken zoo family took to Facebook today to confirm the sad news.


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“Puan was one of a kind, an individual to the end. She was a grand old lady who demanded respect and earned respect,” Perth Zoo wrote.

“As the founder of our world renowned breeding program her legacy is phenomenal with descendants living all over the world.

“Rest in peace Puan, may you climb happily in the jungles of the sky.”

Puan’s primate supervisor Holly Thompson said it was an extremely hard decision to make.

“It’s always hard to make that decision for any animal, but it was the right decision and a respectful end for an old lady who demanded respect throughout her life,” she said.

“She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species, so I am very proud of the level of care given to Puan throughout her years, but importantly in her final days.”

WATCH:

Farewell Puan

Yesterday the Zoo family farewelled Puan, the oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the world, due to age related complications.

Puan was one of a kind, an individual to the end. She was a grand old lady who demanded respect and earned respect.

As the founder of our world renowned breeding program her legacy is phenomenal with descendants living all over the world.

Rest in peace Puan, may you climb happily in the jungles of the sky. <3

https://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/article/perth-zoo-farewells-oldest-sumatran-orangutan-world

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Posted by Perth Zoo on Monday, June 18, 2018

 

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