World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead

Hsing Hsing, Perth zoo's oldest male Sumatran orangutan died in 2017.

Sumatran orangutans, found in the northern parts of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, do not usually live beyond 50 in the wild. Sadly, Puan had been suffering of late from age-related issues, and so she was euthanized on Monday at the age of 62.

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

Puan's genetics were responsible for just under 10 per cent of the global zoological population of the species, Thompson said.

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Due to the excellent health care offered at Perth Zoo, Puan exceeded the usual life expectancy for her species.

In 2016, the animal is officially recognized as the oldest orangutan in the world and has brought in the Guinness Book of records.

"She demanded respect and she got respect".

"She didn't suffer fools, you always knew where you stood with her and she would actually stamp her foot if she was dissatisfied with something you did".

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"As hard as it was for us, it was the right thing to do", Martina Hart added. "But she remained the matriarch, the quiet, dignified lady she had always been", wrote Hart in the obituary, provided to Guardian Australia and printed in full in the West Australian.

Two of her daughters still live at the zoo, along with four grandchildren and a great grandson.

Buan was treated to the sight of Sumatran orangutans, which, to date, there are about 14.6 thousand.

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Behind the collapse in numbers is an increase in industrial agriculture, large-scale cattle ranching, logging, oil and gas drilling, mining, dam building and road construction.

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