Orangutans, who live in the tropical rain forests of Borneo and northern Sumatra, reach about 30 years old in the wild and 50 years old in captivity.
Mia and Chelsea
Fun Facts
  • The Greenville Zoo has two orangutans; one female, Chelsea and one male, Mia.
  • In 2014, Mia turned 25 years old and Chelsea turned 24 years old.
  • When orangutans climb, they always have 3 points of contact. 
How to Adopt
You may complete our online adoption form. Or you may also use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.