SOS donation

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.”   dzg_sos_cheque_web