Zoo Tales: Charlie's check-up

Last Updated : 01 Mar 2018

Q. How many people does it take to give an orangutan a check-up?

A: A lot!

Watch Auckland Zoo's orangutan, Charlie, get a check-up, and see just how many people it takes to do a full medical examination on a fully grown male orang-utan.

Three other Auckland Zoo orangutans – Isim, Gangsa and Madju – will soon have similar health checks in preparation for their entry into the United States next month. Auckland Zoo is part of an international breeding programme to help these precious primates.

Council-controlled organisation Regional Facilities Auckland manages major regional facilities and iconic venues across Auckland, including Auckland Zoo.

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