Primates News Archive
Mar. 31, 2017
Infant orangutans in zoos around the world, including Redd, can help their wild counterparts by simply showing their teeth.
Mar. 03, 2017
Five-month-old Bornean orangutan Redd has sprouted four teeth! Get the latest scoop on the growing primate infant from animal keeper Elliott Rosenthal.
Jan. 18, 2017
What’s the secret ingredient to primate development? Milk! Whether the infant is a human, gorilla or orangutan, all primates depend upon mom’s milk. But, how similar are milk nutrients, hormones and... read more
Jan. 06, 2017
Calaya is not like the Zoo’s other western lowland gorillas. For months, keepers tried to encourage Calaya to train and participate in enrichment activities to no avail. Then came an “AHA!” moment: ... read more
Nov. 30, 2016
What has the Zoo’s 10-week-old Bornean orangutan, Redd, been up to? His social circle is expanding, says keeper Erin Stromberg, and his personality and curiosity are starting to develop! Get the... read more
Nov. 23, 2016
Happy Orangutan Caring Week! We’re celebrating the Zoo’s seven orangutans by sharing their stories.
Oct. 10, 2016
What’s a zoo to do when an orangutan has the sniffles? Treatment depends on whether the infection is viral or bacterial, says Priscilla Joyner, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI’... read more
Sep. 27, 2016
The newest member of our primate family has arrived! Meet Redd, a Bornean orangutan born to mother Batang and father Kyle on Sept. 12. In our latest #OrangutanStory update, keeper Erin Stromberg... read more
Sep. 19, 2016
The Great Ape house will reopen on Tuesday morning. This will be the first opportunity for the visitors and the media to see the Zoo’s infant Bornean orangutan born to Batang on Sept. 12.