Orangutans at Accredited Zoos

Phoenix Zoo girls with Kasih.

There are 216 orangutans currently housed in institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (92 males and 124 females), in 55 institutions across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All of these individuals are managed by the AZA Orangutan Species Survival Plan®.  One of the SSP’s most important roles is to ensure that the managed orangutan populations at accredited zoos remain healthy, genetically-diverse, and self-sustaining. To learn more about everything the AZA Orangutan SSP does, check out the AZA Orangutan SSP page. To see where orangutans can be found in accredited North American zoos, check out the table below. To get more information about an individual zoo, visit its website by clicking the zoo’s name.  A select few have provided  detailed information about their orangutan programs, and clicking the ”Meet their Orangutans” link on the far right will present that zoos orangutan’s stories, pictures, and content about conservation and education efforts.

State Institution
Alabama Birmingham Zoo
Arkansas Little Rock Zoo
Arizona Phoenix Zoo Meet their Orangutans 
California Los Angeles Zoo
California Fresno Chaffee Zoo
California Sacramento Zoo
California San Diego Zoo
Colorado Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Colorado Denver Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Florida Zoo Miami
Florida Busch Gardens Tampa
Florida Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Georgia Zoo Atlanta Meet their Orangutans
Hawaii Honolulu Zoo
Illinois Brookfield Zoo
Indiana Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo  Meet Their Orangutans
Indiana Indianapolis Zoo
Kansas Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Kansas Topeka Zoo
Kansas Sedgwick County Zoo
Kentucky Louisville Zoo
Louisiana Audubon Zoo
Minnesota Como Zoo & Conservatory Meet their Orangutans
Missouri Kansas City Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Missouri Saint Louis Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Mississippi Jackson Zoo
North Dakota Chahinkapa Zoo
Nebraska Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
New Mexico Albuquerque Biopark Zoo
New York Seneca Park Zoo
Ohio Cincinnati Zoo
Ohio Cleveland Metroparks Zoo  Meet their Orangutans
Ohio Columbus Zoo  Meet their Orangutans
Ohio Toledo Zoo
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Zoo  Meet their Orangutans
Oregon Oregon Zoo
Pennsylvania Erie Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Zoo
South Carolina Greenville Zoo
Tennessee Memphis Zoo
Texas Gladys Porter Zoo
Texas El Paso Zoo
Texas Fort Worth Zoo
Texas Houston Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Texas Cameron Park Zoo
Utah Utah’s Hogle Zoo  Meet their Orangutans
Washington Woodland Park Zoo
Wisconsin Henry Vilas Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Wisconsin Milwaukee County Zoo Meet their Orangutans
Wisconsin Racine Zoo
Virginia Virginia Zoo
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian National Zoo  Meet their Orangutans
Toronto, Ont., Canada Toronto Zoo
Leon, Gto., Mexico Zoologico de Leon