Orang-utan Sanctuary


A few years ago Melbourne Zoo built a new orang-utan sanctuary. Last time I was there they hadn’t quite finished it so I was really looking forward to see the completed sanctuary. There is a lot more room, both under cover and in the fresh air. It is separated into what looks like two areas or it might be one big U-shaped enclosure. It’s hard to tell.

There is a great education centre in the sanctuary but I couldn’t get near it. Being school holidays there were a lot of families around. On the other side I spotted a mother and baby resting together. It was a beautiful moment as the mother moved away, then the baby followed and they shared a tender, playful moment.






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