BioPark orangutan moves to Audubon Zoo in New Orleans


The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo will say goodbye to yet another animal. 

Reese the orangutan will be moving to the Audubon Nature Institute Zoo in New Orleans. 

The move is part of a Species Survival Plan recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

“The Audubon Nature Institute is an excellent facility where Reese will receive the best of care,” said Lynn Tupa, ABQ BioPark Zoo manager in a news release. “Visitors and staff will surely miss Reese here at the ABQ BioPark, but we’re happy that she’ll be part of an important plan to safeguard her species.”

Reese was born in 2008 at the BioPark. 

In April, the BioPark said goodbye to Samson, an Asian elephant. He was sent to the Oregon Zoo in Portland. 

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