Most Famous Orangutan In France Celebrates 50th Birthday

The most famous Orangutan in France has celebrated her 50th birthday.

Nenette, one of the world’s oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris, where she has lived almost all her life.

Orangutan Nenette eats a cake as she celebrates her 50th birthday, at the Jardin des Plantes zoo, in Paris, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Birthday cake, wrapped boxes and visitors singing “Happy Birthday” were part of the party held Sunday for Nenette at Menagerie, a zoo in the Jardin des Plantes gardens.

She was treated to exotic fruits and ate a strawberry cake. Some of her favorite activities — painting and do-it-yourself workshops — were also on the party’s program.

Nenette is one of the last orangutans living in a zoo to be born out of captivity. She settled in Paris in 1972 at age 3.

The zoo says orangutans in the wild have experienced sharp population declines in the past 20 years.

Japan Times

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  1. Omo this is serious, It even got gifts…. Chai

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