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Asian Forest
Cameron Park Zoo

A wooden boardwalk takes guests through a forested landscape to temple ruins. Tree roots and branches grow up and around the temple walls. The roar of a waterfall fills the air. Welcome to Cameron Park Zoo‘s Asian Forest.

As guests continue to explore the ruins, they come to the temple altar. Investigating further, they discover that this is the komodo dragon’s dwelling.

Then the temple walls give way to glass viewing into the orangutan exhibit. The exhibit yard has a “donut hole” which encloses large existing site trees allowing the orangutan to feel as though they’re in a forest canopy. With high ceilings and skylights, the orangutan bedrooms are laid out in a semicircular arrangement to facilitate direct sight lines into each one from windows in the keeper area.

Southeast Asian inspired interactives inspire children and adults to learn about orangutans and the threats they face in the wild.

  • A Bornean orangutan at the Cameron Park Zoo surveys its exhibit in the Asian Forest.

  • The great komodo dragon makes its home in the ruins of the jungle temple in the Asian Forest at Cameron Park Zoo.

  • An orangutan in the Asian Forest at Cameron Park Zoo receives an enrichment box. Animal enrichment helps zoo ambassadors live and play in similar ways to their wild counterparts.

  • A waterfall cascades over a wall in the temple ruins of the Asian Forest at Cameron Park Zoo. The temple houses both komodo dragon and orangutan exhibits.

  • Primates, like the orangutans in the Asian Forest at Cameron Park Zoo, have a high intelligence. They need enrichment to keep their minds healthy.

  • Guests to the Cameron Park Zoo are invited to investigate the mysteries of the Asian Forest.

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