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Phoenix Zoo welcomes new Bornean orangutan

The Phoenix Zoo has a new resident: Wgasa
Posted at 3:07 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 15:00:59-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Meet Wgasa, the Phoenix Zoo's new orangutan! The 16-year-old male Bornean orangutan came from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska.

According to a press release, he arrived at the Phoenix Zoo at the end of April and has been “getting acquainted with his new companion, Rayma.”

Rayma & Wgasa

Rayma and Wgasa are normally in their habitat in the mornings by 9 a.m., shared the zoo.

Rayma & Wgasa at the outdoor habitat.


  • Location: 455 North Galvin Parkway
  • Hours till May 31: Monday- Sunday [9 a.m. – 5 p.m.]
  • Member early entry at 8 a.m.

Rayma made her way from the Milwaukee County Zoo to Phoenix in 2019. Unfortunately, Daniel passed away in July 2021.