Pumpkin

Getting To Know Them Better

Pumpkin arrived at the sanctuary in September 2020 from an tourist theme park in Miami along with four other orangutans – her sisters Peanut and Hanna as well as the elders Connie and Sinbad.

Pumpkin is Peanut’s twin sister, although they are not identical twins. She has always been the larger and stronger of the two…and with Peanut’s serious health challenges early in her life, Pumpkin took on the role of Protector of Peanut. Pumpkin has her own health concerns with an itchy skin condition, so she receives treatments for her dry skin. She loves to be brushed and also really seems to enjoy bubble baths.

With a shy and sensitive nature, Pumpkin is always very observant of what the orangutans and humans around her are doing. She likes to hide in tubs and barrels or build forts where she can climb inside and peek out at others. Pumpkin is very smart and will build towers with large Lego blocks. And she’s quite the artist with paint! She uses sign language to indicate “give me” and “more” especially when it comes to food.

She does have a bit of a weight problem and is on a healthy diet to help her trim down. What are her favorite foods?…. all types of food. We haven’t found anything yet that she doesn’t like. Pumpkin is truly one of the sweetest and most sensitive orangutans at the Center, and our staff has fallen in love with her!

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Birthday

12/02/2003

Interesting Facts

She likes to hide in tubs and barrels or build forts where she can climb inside and peek out at others. Pumpkin is very smart and will build towers with large Lego blocks.

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