The orangutans have escaped from the outdoor enclosure, which has walls and ceilings made of stainless steel mesh strips. According to Bobek, she found a place where the mesh strips were connected only by wire, not by clamps that hold the same as the weld. “They cut it off there and went for a walk,” the headmaster said.
According to Bobka, the orangutans moved along the sidewalk for a while, then returned to the roof and were lured back to the banana paddock. The male Pagy returned first, followed by the female Diri, and finally the female Mawar and the male Kawi, of whom Pagy is the father, the director added.
The visit of the zoo at the time of the escape of the orangutans was slowly over. “Colleagues immediately found out so we closed the way and the whole spaceBobek said.
Orangutans are the largest explicitly tree mammals, which descend to the ground only very rarely and very reluctantly. They originally inhabited hundreds of thousands throughout South Asia. Today they survive the remaining areas topical rainforest only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneoa separate species lives on each of them, the Prague Zoo writes on its website.
The escape of the ibises
Prague zoochrome orangutans, especially since 1961. The first orangutan, which was born not only in Prague, but in the entire history of Czech zoos, was a male Sumatran orangutan. It was in 1971.
In the spring of 2016, 18 rock ibises flew from the Prague Zoo, and with the help of the public, they were caught within a few weeks. One died of intestinal obstruction, swallowing pieces of glass on the run. The birds escaped from the aviary through holes in a protective net that could not withstand the weight of wet snow. The polyamide net was then replaced in the aviary by a stainless steel mesh.
A Sumatran orangutan was born at the Prague Zoo on Tuesday, November 17.
Author: Prague Zoo / Martin Vojáček