Brookfield Zoo’s Bornean orangutan celebrated her 51th birthday Wednesday.
Maggie born in 1961 at the San Diego Zoo is the oldest of her kind living in a North American Zoo.
Maggie has had some memorable moments while in Brookfield Zoo. In 1996 she served as a surrogate mother to a male infant. Eight years later she underwent an extreme makeover losing 90 pounds after being diagnosed with a hypothyroid condition in 2004.
Today Maggie is slim and playful and you can she her on exhibit during the afternoons at Brookfield Zoo.