Giving Tuesday!

Happy #GivingTuesday everyone! Please help save the orangutans by donating! Donations of $20 receive our “Save the Orangutans” bracelet, donations of $50 receive 5 bracelets and donations of $75 or more will receive a reusable shopping bag with our logo. Donate here!

Endangered Species Recovery

Many nations have laws to identify and protect imperiled species and their ecosystems. In the United States, actions taken under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have prevented many extinctions, but few listed species have recovered to the point where they can have the ESA protections removed (1, 2). One reason for this [among many (3)] is a shortfall in funding, raising a conundrum for agencies responsible for species recovery: Should resources …

Happy Birthday Eloise!

Eloise, a Bornean orangutan, at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens will celebrate her 50thbirthday on Saturday, November 10th.  She is a special girl and a special needs orangutan.  You can see that she gets around the exhibit in her own special way.  It seems that she suffered oxygen deprivation when the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck at …