Plea for playthings!

Our young Bornean orang utan, Sprout, is putting out a plea for more playthings and needs your help!


We’re looking for any unwanted and clean bed linen and towels which can be used to provide enrichment for our Bornean orang utans. 


web_orang_blanket1Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens, said: “All four of our orangs love playing with bed sheets, but especially four year-old Sprout.

“They wrap themselves in them, put them over their heads, drag them around their enclosure and dens, suck them and make up all sorts of games, but the sheets only withstand a day’s orang play and then we have to throw them away at the end of the day, so we’re constantly going through our own supply that we bring in from home.”

Any donations of clean sheets, towels, duvet covers (but no duvets please) can be handed to our Customer Services team in the Safari Shop. 

Thanks to Sam Weaver for the photos!