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Lipz (born March 28, 1982 at the Oklahoma City Zoo) is a 90-pound female orangutan on loan to the Birmingham Zoo.

Lipz, the daughter of Les Tunka and Toba, was loaned to the San Francisco Zoo in May 1999 and to the Milwaukee Zoo in November 2003. She was loaned to the Birmingham Zoo on April 1, 2007.

Lipz delivered a female baby, Nairi, by Caesarean section on December 13, 2011. She was the first born to Lipz and to her mate, Oliver.


  • Thornton, William (September 3, 2009) "Birmingham Zoo euthanizes its cheetah, the longest living in captivity; cause of gorilla's death still unknown." The Birmingham News
  • Thornton, William (December 15, 2011) "Birmingham Zoo announces birth of orangutan." The Birmingham News
  • Elder, Megen, ed. (November 7, 2016) 2015 International Studbook of the Orangutan.