5 Interesting Orangutan Mother Facts

Today is Mother’s Day in the United States. To celebrate, here are 5 of the most interesting facts about orangutan mothers that you might not know. Photo retrieved from SOCP 1. Female orangutans can have twins, though it is very rare. 2. Orangutan children have the longest childhood dependence on their mother of any animal in the world. Photo retrieved …

Devastating Landslide in Critically Endangered Orangutan Habitat

Featured image courtesy of mongabay.com April 29th, 2021, a deadly landslide occurred at the hydropower plant that is located within the only known habitat of the critically endangered Pongo tapanuliensis, or Tapanuli orangutan. The landslide has officially killed 3 locals, 1 woman, and 2 children. There are 9 people missing since the incident, 6 local residents, and 3 workers. After …

Arcus Foundation – State of the Apes

May 11th, 2021 Africa/Asia: 9:00 a.m. Nairobi / 1:00 p.m. Jakarta / 2:00 a.m. New York / 7:00 a.m. LondonAmericas/Europe: 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London / 6:00 p.m. Nairobi / 10:00 p.m. Jakarta Join us on May 11th at Arcus Foundation’s State of the Apes: Killing, Capture, and Trade online broadcast. This broadcast event is hosted by Asha Tanna, …

World Veterinary Day 2021

Yesterday, April 24th, 2021, was World Veterinary Day, where we celebrate the veterinary profession. This celebration was created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association and takes place every year on the last Saturday of April. The theme of this year’s World Veterinary Day is “Veterinarian Response to the COVID-19 Crisis”. The theme was chosen to celebrate and highlight all …