The normal eating habits of wild orangutans are well known. They like to eat all kinds of fruits and leaves, and also insects like ants and termites too.
What a big honor: The British Queen honors Dr. Ian Singleton. Ian has been the director of the Sumatran-Organgutan-Conservation-Programme since the beginning in 2011.
In the middle of the ongoing pandemic orangutan female «Edelweiss» presents her offspring to us in the rainforest of Jantho.
The main goal of the Orangutan Conservation Programme is to rehabilitate as many orangutans as possible and to reintroduce them into the wild.
Sometimes a mother isn’t capable of caring for her little one. All the better when someone notices and takes action.
An essential component of all our efforts to conserve Sumatra’s rainforests is our work with communities living at or near the forest edge.
She will go into history of the Orangutan Conservation Programme as the youngest orangutan ever brought to our Quarantine and Rehabilitation Centre.
Fortunate in difficult times: Thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign on the Wemakeit platform 38.000 francs were raised.
We need your support – and now would be best! Within a month, we should collect CHF 20`000 for three new orangutan enclosures at our quarantine and rehabilitation station.
The orangutans are one of our closest relatives, with about 97 percent of their DNA identical to ours.