Jenny (orangutan)

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Portrait of Jenny. Printed by W Clerk, High Holborn, in December 1837.

Jenny was an orangutan kept in captivity in London Zoo during the 1830s, most notable for being encountered by the biologist Charles Darwin in March 1838.[1] She was the first orangutan to be shown at London Zoo, having arrived there in 1837.[2]


  1. ^ Weiner, Jonathan (2008-09-10). "Darwin in the Zoo". Scientific American. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  2. ^ Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)