Sumagu Learns Voluntary Blood Draw and EKG Reading

January 28, 2021

Primate World keepers are working with Sumagu, a 33-year-old female Sumatran orangutan on behaviors that allow her to participate voluntarily in her long-term health care. The incredibly intelligent ape has learned new husbandry behaviors, including EKG and blood draw training.

Come behind the scenes with Sumagu and her keepers to learn how they customize her training for her unique preferences, and how the data they collect helps apes in human care across the country.

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