Kecil's Public Debut

The big day is finally here. Kecil has been acclimating to the expansive habitat space in Tropic World Asia for the past two weeks and he will make his debut to all of you this Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon!

posted 4/1/2015 11:59:16 AM |



Ready, Set, Go!

Kecil has reached all the milestones we have been waiting for. In just in the past few weeks, he has become proficient in climbing and finding his way around all the enclosures behind the scenes in Tropic World.

posted 3/16/2015 3:11:55 PM |



Enrichment for Orangutans, Enrichment for Kecil

Enrichment enhance an animal's welfare by providing stimulating activities for them. Read about the types of enrichment that our orangutans receive.

posted 2/18/2015 10:08:29 AM |



Kecil Turns One Year Old!

On January 11, 2015, Kecil turned one. We celebrated his birthday with some healthy cakes.

posted 1/14/2015 3:52:51 PM |



How much does Kecil weigh?

Find out how we use a special weighing method to get Kecil's weight.

posted 1/5/2015 5:30:27 PM |



How We Prepared for Kecil - PART 2

Part two of how we prepared for Kecil's arrival including the introduction between Kecil and his surrogate mom Maggie.

posted 12/8/2014 3:19:06 PM |



How We Prepared for Kecil - PART 1

While we were all excited for Kecil's arrival, much work had to be done to get ready for his arrival in a short amount of time.

posted 11/17/2014 3:23:29 PM |



New Teeth; New Diet

With most of his baby teeth out, Kecil can now eat chunky pieces of soft food from Maggie’s diet. 

posted 10/31/2014 5:09:57 PM |



Why Surrogate Moms? Why Maggie?

Maggie is a calm and laid-back orangutan who is very patient, loves to play, and rarely stirs up trouble. These are some of the qualities that make her an ideal candidate to be a surrogate mom.

posted 9/24/2014 3:26:57 PM |



Playtime with Kecil

Kecil loves to play! Sometimes he plays with Maggie, and sometimes he plays all by himself. While he has toys and blankets just like toddlers, he also does things that are more specific to orangutan kids - swinging on ropes and climbing up high.

posted 8/26/2014 12:26:52 PM |