DZG has donated £500 to support endangered orang utans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The donation follows the success of Spotlight Sumatra a Central London exhibition which featured a striking image of DZG’s Sumatran tigress, Daseep and has been handed over to organisers, SOS (Sumatran Orang utan Society).
DZG CEO Peter Suddock pictured above with Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, handing over the £500 cheque to SOS Trustee, Gary Mitchell said: “The SOS exhibition at More Riverside offered up a thought-provoking and stunning display while giving a very clear message about the island’s wildlife. “We hold Bornean orangs within DZG’s collection, which, while not so endangered as their Sumatran cousins, are still a species in decline and could one day be facing the same fate unless more responsible actions are promoted.” He added: “We hope the funds will help support the vital work SOS carries out on Sumatra with such very special animals.” Trustee Gary Mitchell said: “It’s a very generous donation and we are most grateful to DZG for their support. It will certainly help boost our work in creating awareness about orang utans.” https://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/news/daseeps-capital-success