The Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, is a large ape native to southeast Asia. It is available in Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

There are two species of orangutan: the Bornean orangutan - the species found in the Zoo Tycoon series - and the Sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii.

Zoo Tycoon

In Zoo Tycoon, the orangutan lives in the tropical rainforest and its favorite foliage is the durian tree.

Zoo Tycoon 2


The orangutan lives in the tropical rainforest biome. It will not climb trees. It cannot swim.


The orangutan is an herbivore that feeds on branches and bananas.


Orangutans play with the pile of leaves, the monkey bars, and the tire swing.


Orangutans will use the rock shelter.


Orangutans are not as social as gorillas or chimpanzees. They give birth to one baby at a time. They do not mind sharing their exhibit with other animals.

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