Celebrating Puppe’s 56th Birthday

Gunung Leuser ‘Guardians of the Rainforest
Outdoor Orangutan Habitat

 This Saturday, September 23 at 10:00am

Puppe in the new outdoor habitat

Celebrate North America’s oldest Sumatran Orangutan and the oldest resident at the Zoo!

  • 10:00am Birthday Cake And Enrichment
  • 1:00pm Keeper Talk

Join us in celebrating her 56th Birthday with a birthday cake this Saturday and some special enrichment fit for a queen. Puppe has been at the Toronto Zoo since opening in 1974 and has had five children and five grandchildren. She arrived to the Zoo on September 7, 1973, so we honour her birthday each year in September.

Being with us since 1974, her care has had to evolve with her age, as it does with all of our geriatric animals as they live out their golden years here at the Zoo. Although an aging animal population comes with its challenges at times, our dedicated Wildlife Care team makes the necessary adjustments and accommodations to ensure top-notch quality care each and every day for our geriatric animals, allowing them to often live longer and healthier lives than they could in their wild habitats.

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Puppe sitting smiling at the camera
Puppe looking out the glass
Puppe walking up right

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.