Orangutans Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Featured image courtesy of San Diego Zoo. In February 2021, 4 orangutans and 5 bonobos received two doses each of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine at the San Diego Zoo. One of the first of these great apes to get this new experimental vaccine was an orangutan named Karen, who was also the first orangutan in the world to have open-heart …

COVID-19 Emergency Funding Now Available

The Orangutan Conservancy has opened an abbreviated version of our funding application to help with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any organization or individual that falls under our normal eligibility guidelines, are welcome to apply for funding. The purpose of this funding is to assist with the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal in creating this streamlined …