Happy Birthday to our handsome Bornean orangutan, Jorong, who turns 24 today!
And keepers were planning to include celery, the alpha male’s favourite food, on the menu as well as giving him new sheets and blankets to play with on his special day.
Upper Primates Section Leader Pat Stevens said: “Jorong has been with us for 11 years now and he’s loved by staff and visitors alike.
“He likes nothing more than sitting at the top of the climbing frame underneath a sheet or blanket and I’m sure he’ll get plenty of visitors and well-wishers.”
Orangutans typically life up to 35 years in the wild and 60 years in captivity.
Thanks to visitor Steve Barton for the smashing photo of the birthday boy!