Oldest known orangutan in North America dies at Sedgwick County Zoo

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WICHITA, Kan. — The oldest orangutan at the Sedgwick County Zoo has passed away.

Zoo staff announced that Tia passed away early Tuesday morning at the estimated age of 57 due to health-related issues.

Tia wasn't only the oldest orangutan at the Sedgwick County Zoo, but also the oldest in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums of North America.

She came to Sedgwick County in 1985 from Madison, Wisconsin. She was born in the wild, believed to be in 1957.

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