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 …

Today is Giving Day for Great Apes

Every year The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries hosts “Giving Day for Apes,” a fundraising event focused on benefitting qualified great apes sanctuaries across Africa, Asia, and North America. This fun-filled day of giving allows a variety of organizations to compete for different prizes throughout the day. Each organization has multiple chances to win every single hour based upon dollar …

Dr. Ian Singleton of PanEco & SOCP receives OBE

Dr. Ian Singleton, director of conservation for the PanEco Foundation/Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, is bring recognized as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished work in orangutan conservation. Dr. Ian Singleton has dedicated 30 years of his life to this important work. SOCP has been a leader in orangutan conservation, by creating a …

Orangutan Care Center COVID-19 Relief Fund

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are numbing. As we all brave through these uncertain and unprecedented times, we need to reach out again as orangutan care centers across Southeast Asia struggle to stay afloat.  Starting from the beginning of worldwide health orders and warnings from prominent health agencies Southeast Asian orangutan care centers in both Sumatra and Borneo have …