Orangutan Fruit Salad

I visited the San Diego Zoo recently, and it was amazing!  The orangutans were especially cooperative, hanging out near the glass for us.  I got a good look at four of them, including an impressive flanged male, an adorable infant, and a playful female who preferred to traverse the exhibit by rolling about.  I admit, orangutans are my favorite animal.  So I thought I’d make a little dish inspired by them.

Satu the Orangutan at the San Diego Zoo 2

Taking information from the San Diego Zoo’s website, along with some other sources, I whipped up an Orangutan Fruit Salad.  If you want to go the extra mile, add some durian, orangutans’ favorite fruit.  Humans, however, tend to be repulsed by the smell, though the taste is said to be incredible.  Enjoy!

Orangutan Fruit Salad

Orangutan Fruit Salad


  • 2 bananas
  • 2 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 1  1/2 cups grapes
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 of a papaya
  • 2 mangoes
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/4 cup honey


Wash and cut all the fruit into bite-sized pieces.  Combine all the fruit into a large bowl.  Then add the walnuts, drizzle with honey, and mix thoroughly.  And you’re done!  You’ve got a healthy snack that any orangutan would be excited to eat!  I really like the interesting textures provided by the raisins and walnuts.

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