India's Last Orangutan 'Binny' Died at Nandankanan Zoological Park

Published on June 01, 2019
India's last Orangutan 'Binny' who was 41-years-old died at Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park on 29th May following a prolonged illness.
India's Last Orangutan 'Binny' Died at  Nandankanan Zoological Park

Details:

  • She was suffering from cold and old age related respiratory tract issues and accordingly, the treatment was going on.
  • The lone female orangutan Binny was brought to Nandankanan Zoo from Pune's Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park on 20 November 2003, when she was 25 years old.
  • Since her arrival, she has been alone in her zoo enclosure and zoo officials failed to arrange a male partner for her.

About Orangutan:

  • Orangutans are one of the world's three extant species of great apes and are native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Orangutans are currently found only in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra.
  • They are considered to be among the most intelligent primates.
  • An orangutan can live up to 45 years in the wild and even more in zoos.
  • They have been extensively studied by researchers for their learning abilities.
  • They use a variety of sophisticated tools and even construct elaborate sleeping nests from branches and foliage.
  • The Sumatran and Bornean species are both critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List of mammals.

Question:

Q. What was the name of India's last Orangutan who died at Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park on 29th May following a prolonged illness?
a. Julie
b. Binny
c. Sweety
d. Mini

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