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Awesome Names for Orangutans

These famous orangutans all made headlines and captured the hearts of people around the world with their unique personalities and stories:

  1. Ken Allen – A famous orangutan who escaped from the San Diego Zoo twice in 1985.
  2. Chantek – A male orangutan who was raised by humans and learned to communicate through sign language. He was featured in several documentaries and became a well-known figure in the animal communication research community.
  3. Fu Manchu – A male orangutan who lived at the Omaha Zoo for over 30 years. He was famous for his distinctive mustache-like facial hair.
  4. Azy – A male orangutan who was born in Indonesia and currently lives at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. He is one of the largest orangutans in captivity, weighing over 400 pounds.
  5. Sandra – A female orangutan who was declared a “non-human person” by an Argentinian court in 2014. She was later moved to a sanctuary in Florida.
  6. Clyde – A male orangutan who lived at the Central Florida Zoo for over 20 years. He was known for his playful personality and love of attention from visitors.

Here are some awesome names for orangutans if you are ever lucky enough to take care of one as a pet:

  1. Kiki
  2. Raja
  3. Ginger
  4. Cheeky
  5. Mango
  6. Rusty
  7. Sari
  8. Suka
  9. Tarzan
  10. Winston
  11. Arie
  12. Borneo
  13. Cinnamon
  14. Dara
  15. Jambi
  16. Juno
  17. Kalimantan
  18. Ketapang
  19. Nuri
  20. Sumatra