They're also TKC's favorite Zoo attraction given that their captivity is mostly for protective purposes . . . Here's a sad story about the demise of a local creature that was otherwise lost in the mix of more important news . . .
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center has announced the death of a Bornean orangutan following a short illness. The zoo says in a statement that Lena, a 38-year-old female, died Monday after becoming ill April 8. Her condition failed to improve, and zoo staff anesthetized her to conduct a full medical workup.