Sunday 16 June 2019 ,
Sunday 16 June 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Saudi crown prince warns against 'exploiting' Khashoggi murder
  • Dhaka urges Delhi to expedite Teesta deal
  • BSF DG worried over rise in border killings
  • Dengue takes alarming turn in capital
  • 3 ‘drug peddlers’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
20 June, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 19 June, 2018 11:05:18 PM
Print

Oldest Sumatran orangutan dies at 62

AFP
Oldest Sumatran orangutan dies at 62
Handout photo taken on October 24, 2016 shows Sumatran orangutan known as Puan, which is Indonesian for lady, at Perth Zoo where she has lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. Puan, the world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, who had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, zoo officials said yesterday. AFP Photo

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 yesterday, reports AFP from Perth.

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. "She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species," said primate supervisor Holly Thompson.

"Apart from being the oldest member of our colony, she was also the founding member of our world-renowned breeding program and leaves an incredible legacy.

"Her genetics count for just under 10 percent of the global zoological population." Puan had 11 children and a total of 54 descendants in the United States, Europe, Australasia and the jungles of Sumatra. Her great grandson Nyaru was the latest individual to be released into the wild. Born in 1956, she was noted by the Guinness Book of Records as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. Female orangutans rarely live beyond 50 in the wild. Thompson said she was an aloof and independent individual.

 

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 49.7%
No 46.2%
No Comment 4.1%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting