World's Oldest Orangutan Dies at Age 55

December 30th, 2007 in Biology /
World's Oldest Orangutan Dies at Age 55 (AP)
In this photo released by the Miami Metrozoo, Nonja, 52, the oldest orangutan in the United States, opens a holiday gift filled with bananas, raisins, and popcorn at Miami Metrozoo, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in Miami. Nonja, who was born on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and lived in Miami since 1983, was found dead Saturday morning Dec. 29, 2007, said Ron Magill, spokesman for the Miami Metro Zoo. (AP Photo/Miami Metrozoo, Ron Magill)


In this photo released by the Miami Metrozoo, Nonja, 52, the oldest orangutan in the United States, opens a holiday gift filled with bananas, raisins, and popcorn at Miami Metrozoo, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in Miami. Nonja, who was born on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and lived in Miami since 1983, was found dead Saturday morning Dec. 29, 2007, said Ron Magill, spokesman for the Miami Metro Zoo. (AP Photo/Miami Metrozoo, Ron Magill)

(AP) -- A 55-year-old Sumatran orangutan, believed to be the world's oldest, has died, a Miami zoo spokesman said.



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