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It’s been years in the making and it’s finally here,  The International Orangutan Center will open May 24, 2014.

There are no nets and no fence. It’s just free-swinging fun.

“While they’re out on these towers, they’re 80 feet off the ground and there’s nothing between them and our visitors except that 80 feet of air space,” said Jon Pilarski, the Area Manager of Primates.

The great apes can choose to go when they’d like.

“We want the apes to be all around you, we want you to be surrounded and we want you to feel good about that,” says Dr. Rob Shumaker, Vice President of Conservation and Life Science.

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