In Australia died the oldest orangutan in the planet

In Australia died the oldest orangutan in the planet

MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The oldest orangutan in the planet died in the zoo of Perth, South Australia at age 62, according to a press release published on the official website of the zoo.

According to a press release, amaterskog female orangutan named Buan was euthanized on Monday after veterinarians examination due to diseases associated with aging and negatively affect the quality of her life.

This is the last photo of Puan, taken by her keeper Martina Hart. Read her moving tribute farewelling the world’s oldest Sumatran Orangutan! ?

— Perth Zoo (@PerthZoo) June 19, 2018

“It’s always difficult to make such a decision for any animal, but it was the right decision and a worthy end for older ladies,” said head of the Department of primates Holly Thompson.

According to the document, thanks to the excellent medical assistance provided by the Perth zoo, Buan was able to live to 62 years, which exceeds the normal lifespan of her kind in the wild.

If the orangutans were not threatened in wild habitat, they rarely cross the threshold of 50 years.

The press release notes that in 2016, the Pointe was listed in the Guinness book of world records as “the oldest Sumatran orangutan in the world.”

Yesterday the Zoo family farewelled Puan, the oldest orangutan in the world, due to age related complications.
Puan Rest in peace, may you climb happily in the jungles of the sky.
Music by

— Perth Zoo (@PerthZoo) June 19, 2018

It is also reported that the statue became the mother of a large offspring: she gave birth to 11 children. At the moment, 54 descendant Buan live in the USA, Europe, Oceania, and the jungles of Sumatra. Her great-grandson, Naru is the latest orangutan, released into the wild.

According to the zoo, Buan (translated from Indonesian “lady”) was born on the island of Sumatra. At the zoo she lived with Petra on 31 December 1968. Buan was donated to the zoo by the Sultan of Johor in exchange for some Australian animals. Point survived their two daughters and four grandchildren.