Loving our orangs!
Have you spotted our Bornean orangutans in their new enclosure this Love Your Zoo Week?
We’re saying Thank You to everyone who has helped us bring our plans to fruition, especially the visitors who donated money towards our enclosure appeal and help us raise funds.
It’s wonderful watching them take full advantage of the new space.
Jazz, Sprout, Benji and Djimat are amazing ambassadors for their cousins in the wild, but did you know we’re also helping orangutans in their native homeland?
We’ve pledged our financial support to Sintang Orangutan Center in Indonesia, which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of these charismatic creatures, alongside raising awareness and educating local people in a bid to reduce deforestation and stop illegal poaching.
Our funding has enabled the building of a second Forest School in Jerora, an area just over two kilometres away from Sintang.
Running alongside an already operational Forest School, this two-hectare jungle enclosure will allow around eight orangutans the chance to learn basic survival skills, such as climbing, foraging for food and nest building, before they’re released into protected wild forests.