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Bornean Orangutan


8 October 1983


1998 (aged 14/15)


Anak (father)
Twiggy (mother)
Amy (mate)
Gordon (son)
Jin (grandson)

Banghi was a male Bornean Orangutan.

He was born at Chester Zoo to Anak and Twiggy. He was given to Monkey World in 1988 on a loan to pair with the park's only orangutan Amy. When first meeting Banghi, Amy threw him against ther enclosure's electric fence before later pushing him from a platform he was on. However afterwards, she warmed to him.

The pair mated in 1996, causing Amy to fall pregnant, but she sadly suffered a miscarriage. They later had a child, but it died not long after being born.

The pair mated again in 1997 and Amy once again fell pregnant. During the pregnancy, Amy began to reject Banghi's affections, but near the end of the pregnancy, she warmed up to him again. Amy gave birth to her and Banghi's son Gordon that December. However, due to being hand reared, Amy rejected Gordon, who was then hand reared.

During his time at Monkey World, Banghi suffered from a long-running cold and had to be given antibotics disguised in food.

In 1998, Banghi began to deteriorate after the infection reached his throat sac. With no other options, Monkey World staff decided that the kindest thing to do to Banghi was to put him to sleep. This left Amy as the only resident of the park's orangutan enclosure until Gordon was reintroduced.

In 2009, Banghi posthumously gained a grandson named Jin after Gordon mated with Hsiao-Quai.