This year Remembering Wildlife celebrates its fifth anniversary by releasing the next book in its highly successful fundraising book series and reflecting on the many conservation projects it has assisted since launching.
A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan has been born at Chester Zoo. The yet to be named new baby arrived to mother Subis in November, following a nine-month pregnancy, with both doing well. The new male is being celebrated as an important addition to the international breeding programme for the highly threatened species. With fewer than […]
Monday the 19th of August is International Orang-utan Day and Monkey World in Dorset is celebrating with a day dedicated to our orange cousins. Visitors can learn all about these amazing creatures and their plight in the wild while meeting the 15 orangutans that live at Monkey World. The Ape Rescue Centre is home to […]
GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]
A striking orangutan sculpture made of scrap metal has been unveiled at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The work has been created by local James Wild to raise awareness of the threat orangutans face from habitat loss and can be found in the Project’s Rainforest Biome. Orangutans are critically endangered as their habitat is converted […]
Last year a species of orangutan was discovered in Indonesia and immediately classified as the rarest ape in the world. In May this year, researchers made a significant find when they documented the first-ever sighting of twin baby Tapanuli orangutans. However, the Batang Toru forest where the Tapanuli orangutans live is under immediate threat from a Chinese-funded […]
Saturday 19 August is World Orangutan Day and Twycross Zoo in the midlands will be celebrating by offering free entry to any person with red hair! This one day initiative has been set up to encourage the public to take action and help the conservation of this magnificent great ape species, raising awareness of the […]
Twycross Zoo in East Midlands celebrated the birth a critically endangered Bornean orangutan this month, the second baby to arrive at the zoo this year. Born to experienced mother Kibriah, who celebrated her 40th birthday in January, the new baby made an appearance at noon on 16th June, much to the surprise of visitors to […]