Getting To Know Them Better

Bailey is a lovely female orangutan. Her background was in the entertainment business where she performed in live stage shows at a theme park in Orlando for a few years.  After she was retired from the show,  Bailey lived in Central Florida before arriving at the sanctuary in 2017, along with Sunshine, Jethro, Harry, Keagan, and Archie.

When Bailey arrived, Jethro was her companion, but she has a strong female orangutan personality (much like her younger sisters Pebbles and Keagan), and Jethro was very submissive and bit overwhelmed by Bailey.  When Jethro was moved to meet another orangutan at the sanctuary, Bailey was introduced to the handsome young adult male Jam.  They get along beautifully whether they’re playing together inside the night house (laughing and tickling), or resting in a hammock together.

Like most orangutans in captivity, Bailey loves buckets of suds and pools of water, and she is very determined to scrub all her bedroom walls with a brush!

Early in the mornings, Bailey likes to sit up on a high shelf in her habitat (wrapped up in a sheet or blanket), as she watches the sunrise.

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Interesting Facts

  • She is described as innovative, playful, and engaging.
  • Her original name was Jessica.


Caring for one of our apes costs over $30,000 a year. By symbolically adopting the ape of your choice, you are helping ensure your orangutan or chimpanzee's health, safety, and well-being.

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