NEW Outdoor Orangutan Habitat – Coming Spring 2021

A new home at the Toronto Zoo

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and we need to do more to protect them from extinction. That’s why your Toronto Zoo is embarking on a bold new initiative that will mean a brighter future for orangutans at the Zoo and in the wild.

We are committed to building a NEW outdoor habitat for our orangutan troop, three times the size of their current habitat, and a research station where animal behavioral scientists can study these majestic tree dwellers.

Click here to download our project overview and to learn more about the Outdoor Orangutan Habitat Project

Click here to listen to Episode 49 of the Toronto Zoo's Wild for Life podcast, where our Executive Director, Beth Gilhespy, joins in and discusses the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy and our upcoming Outdoor Orangutan Habitat Project


With your help, we can build a new home for our troop designed to stimulate their physical, social and intellectual needs. This bigger, better, habitat will mimic natural rainforest environments with over 12,000 square feet of climbing structures, hills, pools and streams, and allow our troop outdoor access for the very first time.

According to a recent article in The Guardian, “the Sumatran rainforest could disappear in 20 years.”

Donate today and support our efforts to enrich and protect the lives of Sumatran orangutans around the world.


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