"The Class Clown"
Born: March 26, 1995, San Diego Zoo
Weight: 176 pounds
Satu is the father of Cinta. His cheek pads and dreadlocks are filling out now that his father, Clyde, has moved to another zoo. Satu has a sweet disposition and can usually be seen slightly down the hill in a bed of pappas grass. He enjoys playing with the siamangs.
Born: Circa 1962 in the wild
Weight: 132 pounds
Janey likes to be near the exhibit glass to see the humans and their many "items," as she was hand raised and in a private facility for the first 15 years of her life. She arrived in San Diego in 1984 and is the only Bornean orangutan in the bunch. She gets along with everyone in the group. Do not let her old age fool you: she lets her feelings be known and will stand her ground. She enjoys painting.
Born: June 11, 1992, San Diego Zoo
Weight: 120 pounds
The only member of the group to be hand-raised as an infant, Karen survived a widely-publicized open-heart surgery in 1994. Karen has a LOT of personality and is a guest favorite. She can be stubborn and willful, but keepers love her, too! Look for Karen: she likes to roll around on the ground and twirl around on the bamboo poles.
Born: July 23, 1986, Adelaide Zoo, Australia
Weight: 121 pounds
Indah likes to sit in the far right climbing structure and rarely comes down to the ground, except to eat and dig for goodies in the manmade termite mound. She is very slow to warm up to human females (she generally likes men) but enjoys the siamangs and shares her food with them on occasion, which is very unusual behavior in the primate world. Indah is the mother of Cinta, her first and only offspring. She arrived in San Diego in 1992.
Born March 5, 2004, San Diego Zoo
Moved to St. Louis Zoo: September 2012
Cinta (CHEEN tah) is the son of Indah and Satu. At eight years old, the Species Survival Plan for orangutans asked that our strapping young man be part of a new breeding group at the St. Louis Zoo, so off he went to meet some new girlfriends. We wish him well and are very proud of him!
Born October 19, 1983, Miami, Florida
2010 Weight: 26 pounds
If there were an ape musical, Unkie would be the leading man. Unkie arrived in San Diego June 24, 1986. He and his mate, Eloise, have been together since 1987 and can often be heard singing duets in harmony. Unkie seems to enjoy stealing the orangutans's food!
Born April 17, 1981, San Jose Zoo
2010 Weight: 28 pounds
Eloise, affectionately known as "Ellie," is the best mom a young siamang could hope to have. She's had lots of practice, having given birth to seven youngsters. Ellie likes to sing (when she's not busy rushing around from tree to tree), and can often be heard harmonizing with her lifelong mate, Unkie. So what does Mom like for dinner? Grapes and bananas. Eloise arrived in San Diego December 12, 1986.