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Oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

June 25, 2018

The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo.

Puan, described as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo, died this week aged 62. She left behind 54 descendants.

She had been at the zoo since 1968, and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest of her species in 2016.

A critically endangered species, Sumatran orangutans rarely reach age 50 in the wild, the zoo said.

Believed to have been born in a jungle in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 1956, Puan left an “incredible legacy” of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants across the US, Europe and elsewhere, the zoo said.

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haha haha.

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that's so sad

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so sad i wish i had one so i can feed it

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a lovely story but so sad

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love animal don't know why this orangutan died

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so sad 🙁

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that is very sad of her to be dead

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so sad

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that is so sad

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wow so sad

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So sad but it is cool that she is the oldest Sumatran orangutan

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So sad but it is cool she is the oldest Sumatran orangutan

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it is so incredible! but so sad too!

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it is incredible! but so sad too.

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I'm so glad she held the record and so we should be sad for her death.

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That deserves to be in the Guinness Book of World Records!! 😃

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That's sad but amazing at the same time

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That is just sad i wonder how it died

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So SAD

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R.I.P. so sad I love monkeys sooòoooooooo much I love you so much more than enyone

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Sad

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I love monkeys sad

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I love monkeys sad sad sad I going to cry

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soooooooooo sad!

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so sad i wish i could save it

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Incredible!

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62 that really old for a monkey still so sad. BYYYYYYYYYYY and good night.

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i love monkeys (sad)

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super sad for her

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oh how sad that is so horible

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R.I.P monkey bro

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so sad

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that is soooooo sad

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sad 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 ;(

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so sad 🙁

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rip

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I fell so bad for the monkey ) :