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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, …

OC Grants COVID Funding to WRC Jogja

The Orangutan Conservancy is happy to announce the funding of the Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja – Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta (WRC Jogja).  OC previously funded WRC Jogja in 2020 for: feed needed for the animals in their care, especially the primates salaries of primate keepers from September 2020 to February 2021. WRC Jogja is a small, non-profit, and non-government organization …