Azy (orangutan)

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Azy
Species Orangutan
Sex Male
Born December 14, 1977
National Zoological Park (United States)

Azy (pronounced AY-zee), is a 38-year-old male orangutan. He was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 1977. He was transferred to the Albuquerque Zoo in 1978, and returned to the National Zoo in 1980.[1]

In 1995, Azy began living at the Think Tank building and participating in the Zoo's Orangutan Language Project with Rob Shumaker. On September 28, 2004, Azy was moved to the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.[2]

In 2010, he was moved to the Indianapolis Zoo where he resides with five other orangutans from the Great Ape Trust, where Shumaker serves as Vice President of Life Sciences.[3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet Azy". azyandfriends.com. Indianapolis Zoo. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Iowa's First Orangutans Arrive at Great Ape Trust". Des Moines, Iowa. Environment News Service. October 7, 2004. 
  3. ^ "Four Great Ape Trust Orangutans Transferred to Indianapolis Zoo". September 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. 

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