Azy (orangutan)

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Azy (orangutan) at the Indianapolis Zoo.jpg
Azy in 2011 at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Born14 December 1977 (1977-12-14) (age 41)
National Zoological Park (United States)

Azy (pronounced AY-zee), is a male orangutan. He was born on December 14, 1977 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. 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]


  1. ^ a b "Meet Azy". 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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