Le Royaume de Ganesha
Sinta: female, 22 years old
Gempa: male, 11 years old
Sinta and Gemma are the first big apes in the Park. They were chosen, based on genetic criteria, by EAZA (European association of zoos and aquaria) to continue the European endangered species programme (EEP) in Pairi Daiza.
The Sumatran orang-utan (Indonesia) is one of two species of orang-utans and is considered as seriously endangered. In comparison to his Bornean congener, the Sumatran orang-utan is considered to be more social. He also prefers fruit over insects. The orang-utan lives mostly in trees and barely goe on ground. This native vigilance could be a consequence of the presence of the Sumatran tiger in his natural habitat (the tropical rainforest of Sumatra)
The Sumatran orang-utan can be characterized by his ginger fur, long arms and legs an opposable thumbs he uses to make tools and reach his food in an easier way.
The UICN Redlist placed the Sumatran orang-utan in the category of critically endangered species. Only 7.300 were counted in wild in 2004. The extinction of this specie is caused by the deforestation of their natural habitat. The island Sumatra has lost more than half of its tropical rainforest during the last 30 years in benefit of palm-oil fields
The rainforest of Sumatra is the only place on earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos and orang-utans live together. The disappearing of the rainforest also means the disappearing of these species as well as the natural flora. As a fruit eater, the orang-utan contributes to the spreading of seeds in the rainforest thus contributing to the biodiversity of the planet.
The Orang-utans in image
This world's activitiesYour pass for the price of
2 tickets !
Pool of the Holy Elephants
Exploration of the Kingdom of Ganesha starts here and we will return to the central stairway later on. More info
Animals of Ganesha
White tailed Porcupine, Papuan Hornbill, Bali Starling, rice bird and macaques. More info
Music and dances from Bali, prayers, sacrifices, processions... This unique spectacle will play out on 6May right on front of visitors to PairiDaiza More info