Jorong’s all smiles!

We’re wishing many happy returns to our handsome birthday boy, Jorong, who’s 23 today!

And our gorgeous Bornean orangutan is all smiles as he’s heard from the zoo’s finance department that we’re starting 2018 with £223,000 raised towards his new outdoor enclosure. 

The new exhibit, which we’re aiming to build within the next few years will incorporate the area housing the wild dogs and be shared with our lar gibbons, with access from the current great ape house.

The enclosure, will be fully enclosed with a huge woven net and with a height of ten metres will also include climbing frames, hammocks and ropes.

Jorong, who’s been at DZG for the past decade, will be celebrating his big day with a few extra treats from keepers.

If you’d like to donate towards our £800,000 appeal, simply text DZ0037 then the amount you’d like to give to 70070.