'Missing Sports?' Phoenix Zoo Orangutans Play Ball During Closure

With professional sports on hold and social distancing in place due to the spread of COVID-19, orangutans at the Phoenix Zoo had a ball of their own playing with sports equipment at the zoo on Wednesday, March 25.

The zoo has been temporarily closed since March 18 to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The zoo’s resident orangutans — Bess, Michael and Jiwa — can be seen in this video enjoying tennis balls, basketballs and footballs as forms of enrichment exercises. Credit: Phoenix Zoo via Storyful