Australia

Puan, World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan, Dies Aged 62

Perth Zoo has bid a tearful goodbye to Puan, dubbed the "grand old lady" of Sumatran orangutans, who died Monday. Puan, who was believed to have been born in 1956, was gifted to the West Australian zoo by a sultan from Malaysia on New Year's Eve in 1968. Although the 62-year-old was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world, Puan's legacy lay in the zoo's renowned breeding program.

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