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India's Last Orangutan 'Binny' Died at Nandankanan Zoological Park

India's last Orangutan 'Binny' who was 41-years-old died at Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park on 29th May following a prolonged illness.
India's Last Orangutan 'Binny' Died at  Nandankanan Zoological Park

Details:

  • She was suffering from cold and old age related respiratory tract issues and accordingly, the treatment was going on.
  • The lone female orangutan Binny was brought to Nandankanan Zoo from Pune's Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park on 20 November 2003, when she was 25 years old.
  • Since her arrival, she has been alone in her zoo enclosure and zoo officials failed to arrange a male partner for her.

About Orangutan:

  • Orangutans are one of the world's three extant species of great apes and are native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Orangutans are currently found only in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra.
  • They are considered to be among the most intelligent primates.
  • An orangutan can live up to 45 years in the wild and even more in zoos.
  • They have been extensively studied by researchers for their learning abilities.
  • They use a variety of sophisticated tools and even construct elaborate sleeping nests from branches and foliage.
  • The Sumatran and Bornean species are both critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List of mammals.

Question:

Q. What was the name of India's last Orangutan who died at Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park on 29th May following a prolonged illness?
a. Julie
b. Binny
c. Sweety
d. Mini
India's Last Orangutan 'Binny' Died at Nandankanan Zoological Park India's Last Orangutan 'Binny' Died at  Nandankanan Zoological Park Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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